Attorney-at-Law, Solicitor, Barrister
Partner, Clyde & Co, Shanghai
Area of Expertise: 
Chinese Business Law
Chinese Business
IP Law/IT Law

Elliot has practised intellectual property (IP) law on 4 Continents since 1995 – first in Australia, then Europe, and since 2005 in China. From Clyde & Co’s China offices Elliot now advises international clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a focus on strategic protection, exploitation, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyright as well as trade secrets. He advises on strategies for optimizing IP portfolios across the Asia Pacific region, as well as cross-border patent, trade mark and copyright disputes.

He represents a number of Fortune 500 companies and other MNCs on China IP litigation and especially Patent litigation.His expertise includes Intellectual Property (IP) protection & enforcement in China and in Asia-Pacific, especially IP and Patent Litigation and Cross-border IP Protection Strategies, IP Portfolio Optimisation and Monetisation Strategies.

Elliot is a Solicitor (England & Wales), an Attorney-at-Law (NY), and a Barrister & Solicitor (Vic), with B.Com. B.Ec.(Murdoch University, 1992) L.L.B. Honours (Monash University, 1994) B.C.L.,Honours (University of Oxford, 1998).

Elliot has managed a range of complex patent litigations, trademark and copyright litigations and successfully petitioned and litigated before the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on numerous occasions. His recent briefs include:
•    winning the re-hearing before the SPC for one of Europe’s largest diversified steel and engineering companies in strategic patent litigation
•    enforcing for and defending a Fortune 500 high-tech company in relation to technologies ranging from adhesives and coatings to automotive applications, fibre-optics and medical devices
•    winning numerous patent infringement lawsuits for a global infrastructure engineering group in China and Asia-Pacific
•    winning patent and design infringement lawsuits for the world’s leading water filtration company and thereby defending its competitive advantage in China
•    developing a Chinese freedom-to-operate and IP strategy for one of Europe’s largest automotive parts suppliers, including IP mapping and competitor-threat analyses

Awards & Laurels:
•    IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 - 2017
•    IAM Strategy 300: World’s Leading IP Strategists 2012 – 2014, 2016 & 2017
•    IAM Patent Litigation 250: Leading Patent Litigator, China 2011
•    MIP “IP Star”, 2014 – 2017 (Patents & Trademarks)
•    ILO Client Choice Award Winner 2013 & 2017 – China Patents
•    ILO Client Choice Award Winner 2015 & 2016 Intellectual Property – Trademarks, China
•    WIPR Leader in Patents, 2016 & 2017
•    Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2014 – 2017
•    Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2015
•    Chambers Global – Leader in their Field 2013, 2015 – 2017
•    Chambers Asia-Pacific – China Intellectual Property Leader in the Field 2014 – 2017
•    Ranked in Guide to World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners 2013
•    International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013
•    Euromoney Expert Guides – Trade Mark 2016
•    World Trade Mark Review – WTR 1000 2011 – 2017
•    Asialaw – ‘Leading Lawyer – China IP’ 2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2013
•    Asia IP - Experts – Leading Lawyer 2015