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Shu Yang is an Associate in our Electronics, Computing & Physics group.
Shu has experience in drafting and prosecuting applications in a wide variety of technical fields, including MEMS fabrication, photonics, 2D and 3D displays, analog and digital electronics, scientific instrumentation, mobile applications, computer-implemented inventions and consumer products.
Her practice spans from multinational companies to individual inventors and start-ups, and she always aims to understand her clients’ commercial and strategic goals in order to tailor her advice accordingly.
Shu has also helped clients with managing their IP portfolios in the UK and Europe as well as overseas. She has particular experience working with inventors from China and Taiwan, often travelling to visit them and is familiar with patent practices in East Asia. Shu is also a Mandarin speaker and is happy to converse with clients in Mandarin.
Shu is one of a few UK practitioners to have successfully overcome an excluded subject matter objection at a hearing before the UKIPO and go on to obtain a granted patent for her client. She has also represented clients before the EPO at both Examining Division and Opposition Division hearings.
Shu graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Masters Degree in Engineering, and specialising in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Her Masters project involved designing, fabricating and testing Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator-based biosensors at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics in Cambridge.
Shu trained and qualified as a European and UK patent attorney at another leading private practice firm in London prior to joining Withers & Rogers in 2017. Shu also holds the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (with Distinction) from Queen Mary, University of London.
Shu enjoys experimenting with new baking recipes and various forms of yoga. She has also recently taken up Argentine tango.