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Alex Liang, J.D. | Partner

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Phone: 312-558-1368

Fax: 312-614-1873

Education and Honors

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law,

Chicago, IL


Wuhan University,

Wuhan, Hubei,


Electronics information system and technology.

Bar and Court Admissions


Professional Membership

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association




Mr. Liang provides legal services for domestic and foreign companies concerning China and U.S. patent litigation, U.S. import/export compliance, anti-sanctions, technology control compliance, U.S. trade secret litigation, and technology transfer & cooperation.


Mr. Liang builds a holistic understanding of legal issues through his rich experience in various U.S. and China law firms and companies.  He set up the IP department of Geely Automobile upon its acquisition of Volvo car, acted as the sole IP attorney of Morgan Lewis & Bockius in China, and worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, covering the IP issues in Asia Pacific and Europe. 

Mr. Liang has designed the compliance frameworks for domestic STB listed companies and offered advice on various aspects of compliance, including federal procurement, FOCI disclosure, technology product control, and import and export of high-tech products. Mr. Liang is adept at designing the overall compliance scheme and the best compliance route for companies in accordance with their business logic.


Mr. Liang also teaches the course “Innovation, Strategy, IP” at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.  

Work Experience 

  • Arch & Lake LLP, Chicago, IL 

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Beijing

  • Morgan Lewis, Beijing 

  • Geely Automobile, Zhejiang

  • Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, WI  

Representative Experience and Technologies 

  • Established and led the IP department of Geely Automobile and led the handling of technology cooperation and technology transfer with Volvo

  • Designed compliance programs under U.S. law for AVIC International's import/export business

  • Represented Autel in multiple patent litigations with DJI and successfully settled

  • Represented a high-technology company in researching U.S. Department of Defense procurement programs and establishing a multi-country company to meet multi-country compliance requirements including penetrating disclosure requirements and forward-looking policy compliance

  • Represented a publicly traded electronics and high-technology company in an export control matter under investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Industrial Security (BIS) in cooperation with a U.S. law firm

  • Advised a new energy company on compliance with U.S. forced labor laws

  • Represented an auto company in connection with a U.S. trade secret lawsuit involving remote downloading of data

  • Represented public company in connection with U.S. trade secret and copyright litigation, arbitration in the United States, and investigation and compliance of related matters

  • Represented a multinational financial company in a compliance investigation of an alleged bribery matter involving the second-in-command of its domestic subsidiary

  • Conducted IP and data export compliance due diligence in Raytheon's acquisition of Websense

  • Represented Qualcomm in multiple patent infringement cases against Apple in Beijing, Qingdao and Fuzhou and patent validity appeals in Beijing IP court

  • Represented Ericsson in the litigation of setting the global royalty rate for 4G and 5G patent portfolio in Wuhan, including the related global anti-suit injunction proceeding

  • Represented France Brevets in its patent infringement litigation against Apple in Shenzhen

  • Represented Chinese companies in the defense of section 337 investigations

  • Represented a Chinese state-owned conglomerate in a trade secrete infringement case in Virginia

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