Jean Qiu

International Associate

  • JD, cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
  • BS (Biotechnology), Peking University, 2014


  • New York, 2019
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • American Bar Association

Jean Qiu

International Associate

Jean Qiu joined the intellectual property transaction group of Ropes & Gray’s Shanghai office as an international associate in 2019. Jean represents clients on business and intellectual property transactions, including technology transfer and technology licensing.

Before joining Ropes & Gray, Jean practiced both IP litigation and prosecution matters, and represented companies in a wide range of industries, including private equity, branded consumer products, manufacturing, chemistry, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Jean obtained a bachelor degree in Biotechnology in China and J.D. degree in the United States. Jean also passed the Chinese bar exam.


Notable transactions in which Jean has been involved prior to joining the firm include:

  • Advised multinational companies regarding patent and trademark portfolio management strategy and enforcement matters;
  • Assisted in IP in-license and out-license transactions for clients from China and abroad;
  • Conducted IP due diligence for PE clients and advised caveats and risked mitigation strategies;
  • Assisted multinational pharmaceutical companies in multiple patent invalidation proceedings and subsequent administrative suit for products of significant value;
  • Represented a biotechnology company in patent invalidation proceedings;
  • Assisted foreign clients as either right owners or alleged infringers in patent and trademark infringement suits.


  • Co-author, “New Development of the double-track protection system for innovative drugs,” China Food & Drug Administration Magazine (June 2018)
  • Co-author, “A Brief Comment on the Special Approval Process for Innovative Medical Devices (Revised Draft for Consultation),” LexisNexis (May 29, 2018)
  • Co-author, “Healthcare Enforcement & Litigation for China,” Getting the deal through (October, 2018)
  • JD, cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
  • BS (Biotechnology), Peking University, 2014
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