Tianran Yan

Tianran Yan

Foley & Lardner LLP

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IPR Proactive Defense Measures – Strategies and Considerations for Patent Owners

Many patent owners have not yet had to defend against an inter partes review (IPR), but the popularity of this proceeding increases the chances that they will encounter it down the road if they have not already faced one....more

6/1/2016 - America Invents Act Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Claim Construction Corporate Counsel Estoppel Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Applications Patent Owner Preliminary Response Patent Portfolios Patent Trial and Appeal Board Reissue Patents Request for Continued Examination USPTO

China Expands Telemedicine Programs to Provinces

Telemedicine continues to attract international attention, with China on track to become one of the largest telemedicine markets in the world. Just a year after the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the...more

12/5/2015 - Certification Requirements China Health Care Providers Hospitals Registration Requirement Telemedicine

U.S. to China Health Care Arrangements: New Rules for Medical Institution and Service Advertisements

As U.S. hospitals and health care providers continue to explore China’s market for international health care business opportunities, including telemedicine, they often consider providing services or products to consumers...more

9/28/2015 - Advertising China Contract Drafting Contract Negotiations Endorsements Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Proposed Regulation Sanctions Telemedicine

“Forewarned Is Forearmed” – The Rise of Chinese Data-Flow Restrictions

Manufacturers with operations, employees, and/or customers in China must be aware of a long list of China-specific data-flow and content restrictions. Data-flow restrictions in particular affect manufacturers employing or...more

5/31/2015 - Banks China Criminal Prosecution Criminal Sanctions Cross-Border Data Privacy Healthcare Information Security Manufacturers National Security Personal Data Popular Technology

Why the Health Care Industry Needs to Focus on Data-Flow Restrictions in China

U.S. health care providers, device manufacturers, lab managers, health information technology and telemedicine/telehealth project investors, and other industry members involved in projects in China, need to be aware of a long...more

5/15/2015 - China Clinical Laboratories Cybersecurity Health Care Providers Healthcare International Data Transfers Manufacturers PHI Telehealth Telemedicine

China Unveils Plans for National Telemedicine Network

This post is the third in Foley’s blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the Chinese telemedicine market. We continue to work with...more

2/19/2015 - China Healthcare Telemedicine

Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China, Part 2: Data Privacy and Security

The Chinese market presents a tremendous opportunity for U.S. hospitals and providers, as long as the intricacies of data privacy and security issues are thoroughly understood. This includes Chinese regulations regarding...more

11/6/2014 - China Data Protection Electronic Medical Records Healthcare Patient Privacy Rights PHI Popular Telemedicine

Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China, Part 1: Protecting Your IP

This post is the second in Foley’s blogs on China telemedicine and the first in the blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the...more

10/1/2014 - China Contract Formation Due Diligence Healthcare Partnerships Popular Telemedicine Trade Secrets

Quantum Dots Enter Mainstream Mobile Device Market

Last month, Amazon released Kindle Fire HDX 7 — the first ever mobile device to feature a quantum-dot-enhanced display. ...more

11/27/2013 - Amazon Mobile Devices Technology

China to Introduce Intellectual Property Court

China announced its boldest plan in 30 years to overhaul a multitude of economic and social policies, with the release of “The Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reforms” on November 15,...more

11/19/2013 - China Patent Litigation Patents

2013 Mid-Year Review of Nanotech Patent Class 977

For the first time, the USPTO is on pace to issue over 1,000 patents of nanotechnology class 977 in a single year. ...more

7/8/2013 - Nanotechnology Patents USPTO

Maximizing the Value of Pre-AIA Patent Applications Using First-to-File Regime – Part III

In this final post of our trilogy, we present a third scenario where the first-to-file regime under AIA offers previously unavailable opportunities for disqualifying certain prior art references....more

6/21/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents Prior Art

Maximizing the Value of Pre-AIA Patent Applications Using First-to-File Regime – Part II

Our previous post discussed the need for invoking the first-to-file regime in order to maximize the value of certain pre-AIA applications that claim foreign priorities. Here, we present another scenario where the different...more

6/19/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents Prior Art

Maximizing the Value of Pre-AIA Patent Applications Using First-to-File Regime – Part I

The first-to-file provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) took effect on March 16, 2013. The predominant view among patent practitioners is that applicants should in general keep their pre-AIA patent...more

6/17/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents

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