Head of Intellectual Property Rights
Mr. Alex Liu received his M.S. degree in molecular pharmacology from Peking Union Medical Collage and an LLM degree in IP Law from Franklin Pierce Law School (US). Mr. Liu is qualified both as a patent attorney in China and a patent agent in the US. As an experienced patent practitioner working in a multi-national company in China, Mr. Liu is adept at developing IP strategies and managing IP portfolios that position businesses to take advantage of both legal and business opportunities.
As part of his previous practice as an external counsel, Mr. Liu provided expert advice on issues including patentability, validity, infringement, freedom-to-operate, due diligence, etc. After joining Bayer China since 2007, Mr. Liu also helped his company draft and negotiate technology transfer agreements, IP licensing agreements, and other contracts related to IP transaction in the areas of pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals, biotechnology, and medical devices. As now being the IP Head of Bayer China since 2013, he is conducting/coordinating all types of IP issues for the company in the APEC region.