Philip K. Yu


  • Philip K. Yu
  • Phone: +86 21 5069 3148

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  • Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
    Room 303B, GuoHua Life Financial Tower
    No. 1501 Century Avenue
    Pudong District
    Shanghai, China

Philip K. Yu practices in the area of intellectual property law, and has diverse on-the-ground experience in innovation management, IP enforcement, brand protection and IP risk mitigation in China, Asia Pacific and the U.S. Mr. Yu spent more than a decade as lead IP counsel, Asia Pacific for DuPont China. In this position, he was responsible for providing IP services to business teams in China and Asia Pacific while collaborating with U.S. IP colleagues on matters involving IP portfolio and organization management, IP strategy, IP enforcement, transactional matters and risk management.

Mr. Yu is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and the University of California, Irvine. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.


  • California


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1990
  • University of California, Irvine, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1985


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
  • DuPont China
    - Lead IP Counsel, Asia Pacific, 2006-2020
  • East IP Group
    - IP Lawyer, 2003-2006
  • Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
    - IP Lawyer, 2002-2003
  • Rockwell Semiconductor
    - IP Counsel, 1993-1999
  • Discovision Associates
    - Licensing Attorney, 1992-1993
  • Blakely Sokolov Taylor & Zafman
    - Associate, 1990-1992

Professional Activities

  • Quality Brand Protection Committee (China)
    - Vice Chair, Compliance Committee

  • IP Owners Association
    - Chair, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee
  • Shanghai Law Society, Corporate Governance Group (China)

  • Licensing Executive Society International

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals, 2017-2020

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Taiwan Stadium Startup
    - Mentor/Coach to Innovators, 2020-present

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Intersection of IP and NFT - Development to watch in China and The US.” , physical event organized by Founders Breakfast, Hangzhou, China, August 2022

  • Panelist, “Considerations on Building an IP Strategy for an Agricultural Innovation Enterprise,” webinar organized by vcearth, July 2022

  • Speaker, “Doing Business Overseas: IP - Cross-border consideration”, webinar organized by Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, June 2022

  • Moderator, “Online Brand Protection,” IP Owners Association 2017 Annual Meeting, San Francisco

  • Panelist, “Best Practices for Combating Counterfeits in the Global Markets,” IP Owners Association 2016 Annual Meeting, New York City

  • Panelist, “Trends and Challenges in IP Enforcement for Crop Protection Products in China,” U.S. Ambassador’s IP Rights Roundtable, Shanghai, China, October 2016

  • Panelist, “Building Successful Global Collaborations – Where IP are Key Drivers,” LES International Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, May 2016

  • Presenter, “Importance of Trade Secret Protection and Unfair Competition to IP Right-holders” and “Challenges for Startups and Brand Owners in Protecting Intellectual Property,” USPTO Training Academy in ASEAN, Singapore, August 2015