About

Ciprun Global is the most trusted, efficient and cost-effective solution for U.S. organizations that want to secure Intellectual Property (IP) protection in the Chinese market.

A subsidiary of Chinese-based Ciprun Group, our roots securing IP protection in China run deep. Backed by decades of experience guiding our clients through the IP protection process, and supported by more than 600 leading attorneys, paralegals and law clerks, our market expertise is bar-none.

Today, the most innovative U.S.-based inventors, corporations and universities—in conjunction with the law firms that serve them—count on Ciprun Global to seamlessly secure protection for their patents, trademarks and copyrights in China.

2018

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Ciprun Global is born to empower U.S. inventors, corporations and universities (and the lawyers who serve them) to secure IP protection in China

2018

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Ciprun Group is confirmed as a member of China Intellectual Property Development Alliance

2017

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Ciprun Group is recognized among the "Top Ten Trademark Agents" and "Top Ten Patent Agents" by the Global Innovation Policy Center

2016

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Ciprun Group ranks among "Top 50 Enterprise of Service Innovation and Growth in China" by cyzone.cn

2015

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Ciprun Group builds an intellectual property museum at its offices in Beijing

2013

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Ciprun Group is honored among the Top 100 of China's Science and Technology Innovation Small and Medium-sized Enterprises at the China SME Annual Meeting

2009

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Ciprun Group develops IP management software

2002

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Ciprun Group is founded

Eric Giler – CEO and Board Member, Ciprun Global

Eric Giler

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Eric Giler – CEO and Board Member, Ciprun Global Eric Giler – CEO and Board Member, Ciprun Global

Eric Giler

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Eric Giler is CEO of Ciprun Global, overseeing the company’s business strategy, growth and operations. An inventor and entrepreneur himself, Eric is passionate about identifying solutions to maximize business potential—such as taking on new markets armed with international IP protection.

Eric has led a number of companies in Boston and beyond, including Speedy Packets, a TCP performance and efficiency enhancer; WiTricity Corporation, an innovator in wireless charging; Groove Mobile, a mobile music commerce platform provider; and Brooktrout, a telecom software and hardware platform provider. He is also a named inventor on 35 patents.

Today, Eric is a trustee of Carnegie-Mellon University, an adjunct lecturer at Babson College, a corporation member of Partners Healthcare and a President’s Advisory Council member of Berklee College of Music. He holds a B.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University and a M.S. in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Katie Hall – Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Ciprun Global

Katie Hall

Chief Intellectual Property Officer

Katie Hall – Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Ciprun Global Katie Hall – Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Ciprun Global

Katie Hall

Chief Intellectual Property Officer

Katie Hall is Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Ciprun Global, responsible for identifying emerging intellectual property opportunities and best practices for IP generation and monetization.

Katie has 130 patents to her name and has held several leadership roles over the course of her impressive career. These roles have included CEO of Endeveo Corporation; Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Speedy Packets; Chief Strategy Officer of Origin Wireless; Chief Technology Officer of WiTricity Corporation; Founding Partner of Wide Net Technologies and Chief Technology Officer of PhotonEx.

Today, Katie is also a lecturer in the Physics Department at Wellesley College. She holds a B.A. in Physics from Wellesley College and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Xiaolin Shi

Research Director

Xiaolin Shi

Research Director

Xiaolin Shi is Research Director at Ciprun Global, where she supports business development through analysis of the U.S. IP market needs and determination of how Ciprun can support.

Xiaolin’s prior roles include Strategic Researcher at State Street Global Advisors, Research Analyst at the Brookings Institute and Order Processing Manager at Bruker Daltonics.

Xiaolin is currently an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and Bentley University. She received her B.B.A. in Business and Managerial Economics from Yantai University and her M.A. and Ph.D in Economics from Northeastern University.

William Fawcett

Director of Business Development

William Fawcett

Director of Business Development

Will is the Director of Business Development for Ciprun Global, focusing on generating business opportunities as well as developing and driving business relationships.

Will previously worked at State Street Global Advisors as a Consultant Relations Analyst, where he supported the relationships with investment management consulting firms. Prior to that, Will worked at State Street Corporation in several positions, including client service, financial reporting and mutual fund accounting.

Will holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon.

Junmin Kong – Board Member, Ciprun Global

Junmin Kong

Board Member

Junmin Kong – Board Member, Ciprun Global Junmin Kong – Board Member, Ciprun Global

Junmin Kong

Board Member

Junmin Kong is the founder and president of Ciprun Group. He founded the Chinese Trademark Supermarket, the first e-commerce platform for Intellectual Property Exchange, and was the chief designer of the Ciprun IP Technology Service Cloud Platform. He has also served as Vice President of the Beijing Association for Promoting School – Enterprise Cooperation; Co-director of Ciprun IP Management Research Center in UESTC; CPPCC member of Fangshan District; and a standing committee member of the 4th Science and Technology Commission in the Fangshan District.

Junmin holds a Ph.D. degree in Management from Industry and Commerce University of Lisbon in Portugal.

Taoming Wang – Board Member, Ciprun Global

TaoMing Wang

Board Member

Taoming Wang – Board Member, Ciprun Global Taoming Wang – Board Member, Ciprun Global

TaoMing Wang

Board Member

TaoMing is the Chief Strategy Officer of Ciprun Group. Before coming to Ciprun Group, he served as managing director of Illinois Tool Works Inc.; managing partner of Haier Group; and managing director of several large companies, including the vice president of Hanergy Holding Group.

He is currently an MBA professor at Zhejiang University. TaoMing is also a supervisor of the Blue Bay Enterprise training Program in Qingdao National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone and a director of China wearable Computing Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance.

He holds a Ph.D. in Theory and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in the U.S., and a Baccalaureate in Civil Engineering from National Success University in Taiwan.

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