Sun Mingfei


Areas of practice

Sun Mingfei's main practice areas are intellectual property and commercial dispute resolution, involving civil and administrative litigation in the fields of patents, trade secrets, trademarks, computer software, franchising, unfair competition, anti-monopoly and other intellectual property rights and competition area. Mr. Sun also provides clients with non-litigation legal services such as intellectual property management system construction, intellectual property transactions and financing. Mr. Sun's clients include many well-known companies at home and abroad, covering the area of Internet, electronics, communications, software, games and e-sports, information technology, semiconductors, real estate, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automobiles, food and beverage, theme parks, agriculture and forestry.

Mr. Sun has more than 20 years of legal professional experience and is familiar with the trial and enforcement rules of Chinese courts. During his work in the Guangdong Higher People's Court, he has engaged in the first instance, second instance, appeal review and retrial work, as well as the enforcement objection review, enforcement supervision and other enforcement work of various civil and commercial lawsuits, such as real estate development, construction projects, financial securities, company equity, merger and acquisition, intellectual property rights, etc.

Mr. Sun has been engaged in intellectual property judicial trials for 9 years and has handled more than 800 cases of various intellectual property rights. He has participated in the revision of the Patent Law, the Copyright Law and related judicial interpretations for several times, and has written a number of trial and guidance opinions. The Daodaotong Navigation Electronic Map, a case tried and decided by Mr. Sun was voted as one of the “Top Ten Intellectual Property Cases in China” by the Supreme People's Court.

Mr. Sun is good at managing complex and difficult intellectual property and commercial disputes, providing clients with rational and pragmatic solutions. Mr. Sun has participated in and represented a number of influential intellectual property cases in China. Mr. Sun was awarded the title of “China's Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers” by the Asian Law Journal for his outstanding practice and customer recognition.

Work experience 

Sun Mingfei joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2011. Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons, from 2000 to 2011, he worked successively in the real estate court, commercial court, enforcement board and intellectual property court of Guangdong Provincial Higher People's Court.

Mr. Sun graduated from Heilongjiang University School of Law in 1995, and then obtained a master degree of law at South China Normal University School. In 2006, He was selected by the Supreme People's Court to study at New York University under the Tsinghua-Tianpu Project.

Mr. Sun obtained the qualification of Chinese lawyer in 1995.

His working languages are Chinese and English.


Legal insights

In a game product, IP not only represents creativity and technological capability, but also implies immense commercial and market value.

12 October 2016

The subject matter title of a claim is relevant to the technical characteristics in the affidavit of claim and is an important part of a technical solution.

01 October 2014

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