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Perkins Coie Opens Office in Taipei, Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (November 7, 2011) – Perkins Coie Foreign Legal Affairs Attorneys at Law announced today that it has opened a new office in Taipei, Taiwan, to expand Perkins Coie’s Asia practice and to better serve its Taiwan-based clients, particularly in patent litigation and other intellectual property matters. The office is located in the Taipei 101 Tower.

“We are excited to open this office in Taipei to be able to better serve the needs of our Taiwanese technology clients,” said Jonathan James, firmwide Patent Litigation practice co-chair. “The attorneys at Perkins Coie have been actively representing Taiwanese companies for more than a decade in many high profile patent cases.  As our commitment to these clients expands and our relationships deepen, it is a natural and welcome step that Perkins opens an office in Taipei.”

Perkins Coie’s Taiwanese-based clients include, among others, HTC, ASUSTeK, ATEN International, Elitegroup Computer Systems, Largan Precision, Princo, Lite-On Group and Monolithic Power Systems.   The firm recently secured an important patent litigation victory for HTC before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a case filed against it and others by FlashPoint Technologies.

Perkins Coie has more than 175 attorneys involved in patent litigation, prosecution and licensing, with more than 100 of those attorneys having science degrees, including degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and in numerous life sciences disciplines.  The firm regularly represents leading technology and life sciences companies in patent litigation in federal courts throughout the United States and before the International Trade Commission.

The firm received significant recognition for its intellectual property practice, including top ten rankings in the 2011 Top Law Firms for Patent Quality by Information Technology and the 2011 Top 20 All Industries list by Intellectual Asset Management magazine and Ocean Tomo. Additionally, the firm and its attorneys are recognized in numerous IP rankings, including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers.

The Taipei office marks Perkins Coie’s third office in Asia.  The firm's other Asia offices, in Beijing and Shanghai, represent Chinese and multinational companies in intellectual property matters in the areas of technology and life sciences, corporate finance and securities, international business and personal planning.

About Perkins Coie: With more than 800 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States, China and Taiwan, Perkins Coie serves great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 corporations.

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