Ms Michelle Ma is one of the first group of patent attorneys qualified in China, and she has been working in the field of intellectual property ever since the beginning of the first Patent Law of China. Michelle is also qualified as an attorney-at-law, joining Liu Shen & Associates when the firm was just founded in 1993. Her expertise and experience are patent preparation, prosecution and invalidation in the areas of mechanical engineering and design patents, as well as counselling on patent operation-related matters.

In 2011, Ms Ma received an Asia Women in Business Law Award and was the only recipient of ‘Best in Patent and Trademark Prosecution’ for her achievements in patent and trademark practice as well as her role in shaping the firm into one of the Asia’s leading IP firms. She is a member of the All China Patent Attorneys Association, the China Lawyers Association, AIPPI, FICPI and LES.