由国际知识产权专业媒体《知识产权管理》(Managing Intellectual Property, MIP)公布的 “知识产权之星”（IP STARS）2023年度榜单，汇知杰（IP March）杨勇先生荣膺“知识产权之星”奖。
IP STARS《知识产权之星》 是全球领先知识产权领域的综合性指南，为企业及个人寻找富有经验的知产法律从业者提供了重要参考依据。经过广泛调研，本年度专利榜单覆盖超过60个司法管辖区、商标榜单覆盖超过50个司法管辖区。
《知识产权管理》（Managing Intellectual Property, MIP）于1994年出版了第一本法律指南，并于2013年将其重新命名为 IP STARS。旨在表彰资深内部从业人员对公司知识产权资产管理的贡献和/或其在知识产权生态系统中的影响力。
Stephen Yang is a Chinese patent attorney and managing partner of IP March, a boutique IP law firm in China. His practice covers patent search, drafting, prosecution, invalidation, opinion and litigation in a wide variety of technical fields, particularly mechanics, energy, electronics, software and high-tech areas. Mr. Yang also has extensive experience in utility model and design patent practice.
Mr. Yang began to practice patent law in 1997 and worked at a number of Chinese IP law firms in Beijing where he contributed significantly to these firms' business growth. In addition to private practice in China, Mr. Yang worked in-house in Toronto in a high-tech company where he gained an industrial perspective to his IP work. Having spent five years in Canada, Mr. Yang has also gained deep insights into western culture and practice; this, combined with superior language skills, makes him stand out from his peers and helps bridge any cultural gap by allowing smooth communication and understanding of his clients' needs, while advising them in a way they can clearly understand. His clients, many of which are prominent industry leaders around the world, recognize the quality of Mr. Yang's services.
Mr. Yang's technical background is in mechanical and industrial engineering. He received double bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua University in China and a master's degree from the University of Toronto in Canada. Mr. Yang is a frequent speaker at international conferences and webinars. He is also a prolific author of articles and books. In particular, Mr. Yang is the main author of IP Protection in China, published by ABA Publishing in 2015. He is also a lecturer of the prestigious McGill University IP courses and teaches China patent law in the course.
Mr. Yang has been recognized multiple times by various sources as one of the leading practitioners in IP law.