Prior to joining Spruson and Ferguson, Hong Kong, Charles has gained considerable experience in well-known IP firms in handling worldwide patent applications for clients, in the China, US and Europe markets in particular. Charles’ practice includes patent drafting, searching, filing, prosecution, patentability evaluation, validity assessment, patent clearance, as well as providing strategic advice for clients in a wide range of technical fields, including electronic devices and circuits, optical instruments, image processing, network security and data communication, computer software, mechanical manufacturing, consumer products, etc.
Charles was awarded his PhD degree from The University of Hong Kong in 2012. His research field was optoelectronics and more specifically structural and process design for organic solar cells. In 2018, he graduated from The University of Hong Kong with Master of Laws with Distinction (ranked No. 1 in IT/IPL stream).