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Ruixue Ran specializes in U.S. Section 337 investigations (“ITC practice”) and intellectual property litigation (“IP litigation”). Her practice has involved cases spanning a wide range of claims, including patent, trade secrets, trademark, and other types of unfair competition.

A pioneer ITC practitioner in China, Ms. Ran is among the few lawyers who have consistently handled Section 337 cases on behalf of Chinese companies over the years and has substantial experience in representing Chinese companies in high-stakes IP litigation before the ITC and U.S. courts. Her representative cases include the historic litigation victory for Baosteel and China’s steel industry in all three claims of the Section 337 Steel case (Inv. No. 337-TA-1002). She further serves as coordinating counsel for Chinese companies’ complex IP litigations in multiple jurisdictions, including but not limited to the U.S., EU, and China.

USITC Section 337 Matters and CAFC Appeal

  • Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1002) -- sweeping victory in all three claims: antitrust, trade secret and false designation of origin claims. Defended Baosteel and achieved unprecedented victory for Chinese companies against trade secret allegations before the ITC; helped Baosteel win summary judgement motion before the hearing of false designation of origin claim; successfully obtained for the Chinese steel industry the initial determination dismissing the Complainant’s antitrust claim, upheld by Commission review, which is highly regarded both for its precedential value on the key issue of the applicability of the “antitrust injury” doctrine at the ITC, and for its significant impacts on future antitrust cases against Chinese Respondents before the ITC.
  • Certain Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid), Methods of Production and Processes for Making the Same, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1146) -- patent claim. Defended the Chinese taurine industry, including manufacturer Respondents, three of the world’s largest taurine manufacturers, Hubei Grand Life Science and Technology Co., Ltd. , Qianjiang Yongan Pharma. Co., Ltd., and Jiangyin Huachang Food Additive Co., Ltd., and around 30 distributor Respondents globally, obtained landmark victory against the Complainant Hu Songzhou/Vitaworks. Only one month after the institution of investigation, the Complainants were forced to unilaterally withdraw the case. This has been a remarkable victory and the first ever win by a Chinese Respondent on a 100-day proceeding that was initiated by the Respondent.
  • Certain Wi-Fi Enabled Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1072) -- patent claim. Defended Hisense Electric Co., Ltd and its affiliates against patent infringement allegations brought by Sharp Co., Ltd., and obtained favorable outcome for the client with the Complainant withdrawing the complaint.
  • Certain Batteries and Electrochemical Devices Containing Composite Separators, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1087) -- patent claim. Defended OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd. and OPPO Digital, Inc. against patent infringement allegations brought by LG Chem, and obtained favorable settlement on terms satisfactory to the clients.
  • Certain L-lysine Feed Products, their Methods of Production and Genetic Constructs for Production (ITC 337-TA-571) -- patent claim. Represented Global Bio-Chem Technology Group Company Limited and its affiliates and won this litigation after hearing and the CAFC appeal.
  • Certain Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (III) (ITC 337-TA-630) -- patent claim. Represented Ramaxel Technology Ltd. and won this case after hearing.
  • Certain Bulk Welding Wire Containers and Components Thereof and Welding Wire (ITC 337-TA-686) -- patent claim. Defended Atlantic China Welding Consumables against patent infringement and won this case by forcing the complainant withdrew the complaint.
  • Certain Adjustable-Height Beds and Components Thereof (ITC 337-TA-734) -- patent claim. Defended Shanghai Shunlong Physical Therapy Equipment against patent infringement and settled this case.
  • Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (ITC 337-TA-755) -- patent claim. Defended Linhai Yongci against patent infringement allegations and settled this case.
  • Certain Cast Steel Railway Wheels, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (ITC 337-TA-655) -- trade secret claim. Defended Tianrui Group Company Limited and Tianrui Group Foundry Company Limited against trade secret misappropriation allegations before the ITC and CAFC appeal.
  • Certain Rubber Resins & Processes for Manufacturing Same (ITC 337-TA-849) -- trade secret claim. Defended Sino Legend and its affiliates against trade secret misappropriation allegations.
  • Certain Paper Shredders, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same and Certain Parts Thereof (ITC 337-TA-863) -- trade secret claim. Defended New United Group and its affiliates against trade secret misappropriation allegations.

U.S. District Court Matters

  • Farmasino Inc. v. Farmasino Pharmaceuticals (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (C.D. Cal.) -- trademark claim. Defended Farmasino Pharmaceuticals (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Jiangsu High Hope Corporation) against trademark infringement allegations at the U.S. District Court Central District of California, successfully had the TRO revoked first, and then won the case after submitting a summary judgment motion.
  • Amsted v. Tianrui Group Foundry et al. (S.D. Ill.) -- patent infringement claim. Defended Tianrui Group Foundry and CSR Qisuyan Locomotive Company against patent infringement allegation and won this litigation.

Chinese IP Litigations

  • Helped TALPA manage various trademark infringement and unfair competition cases before the Chinese courts and trademark invalidation proceedings before the China Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) in connection with the high-profile “The Voice of China” series of programs in China and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Helped a leading U.S. electronics company manage complex trade secret misappropriation litigation against a Chinese competitor at the Chinese courts and won this case and the appeal.
  • Represented RDA against a competitor’s patent infringement allegations on the eve of its IPO at NASDAQ and won the first instance and the appeal in Beijing courts.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Expert Advisory Committee of the National Response & Guidance Center for Overseas IP Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Expert Advisory Committee on IP Enforcement and Protection, China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (Guangzhou Development Zone)
  • China Law & Practice, "Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year" (2018)
  • China Business Law, "Deal of the Year" (2018)
  • Asian Legal Business, "Top 15 IP Lawyers in China" (2016)
  • Asian Legal Business, "Top 15 Female Lawyers in China" (2015)
  • Beijing Governmental Medal for Career Women (2014)