Senior Associate

Phone: 571-748-4281


Office: Beijing China

Tianqi YU is a senior associate of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Asia PLLC responsible for patent-related intellectual property agency business, including patent application, re-examination and client counselling. Tianqi has been taking care of patent matters in the field of mechanical, specializing in mechanical and electrical equipment, mechanical processing, machinery manufacturing, automotive engineering, engines, transmissions and metal materials etc.

Before joining DBL, Tianqi worked at a leading PRC IP law firm, where he served as a team leader and handled a full spectrum of patent related work for numerous Fortune 500 corporations. From 2012 to 2017, Tianqi worked as a German patent attorney for Liu, Shen & Associates and was responsible for patent application and counselling of Chinese patent for many Germany’s top Transnational Corporations and German Patent Office, like VW, Siemens, Adam Opel, SKF, etc.

Tianqi studied at the Engineering Mechanics Department of Tongji University and went to Bremen, Germany in 2006 as an inter-university exchange student. During the period, Tianqi received training from Schaeffler KG-FAG factory in Schweinfurt in Germany. After graduating from the University Bremen with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Tianqi worked as a research assistant at Institute of Materials Science in Bremen for one year.

  • M.Sc. Manufacturing Engineering, University of Bremen
  • B.Sc. Mechanics Engineering, Tongji University
  • China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  • Patent Re-examination Board under CNIPA
  • IP Specialist Courts/ People’s Courts
  • Representing ACT/AZALaw against Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and TCL in patent infringement lawsuits before Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court and Shanghai IP Court
  • Representing iPEL/GIA against Sony, Netgear, and D-link in in patent infringement lawsuits before Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court, Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court, and Shanghai IP Court