Meet The Team


Peter J. Dernbach has been Coordinating Partner since 2016, coordinating the firm’s intellectual property practice and community initiatives. As Coordinating Partner, Peter helps lead the firm’s efforts as a mission-driven law firm to provide the…
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Peter J. Dernbach | Partner

Christine has extensive experience assisting international clients with their business interests in Taiwan. She regularly advises clients on issues ranging from initial entity selection to local operational issues and dispute resolution. Christine’s clients represent a…
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Christine Chen | Partner

Well known in Taiwan for his IP litigation work spanning more than a decade, Gary has argued numerous cases before every level of Taiwan’s courts and has even obtained several landmark decisions before Taiwan’s Intellectual…
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Gary Kuo | Partner

Greg’s practice spans mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and a variety of other general corporate transactions.  His clients range from startup enterprises to US and European listed…
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Gregory A. Buxton | Partner

Jason Yan is a senior consultant and member of Winkler Partners’ IP department, specializing in trademark clearance, prosecution, and registry dispute issues. With more than two decades of experience, he manages trademark portfolios for many…
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Jason Yan | Senior Consultant

Mark Brown supports the firm’s intellectual property, alcohol beverage and employment law practices. A member of Winkler Partners since its inception in 2002, he also has experience in public-private partnerships in infrastructure development and is…
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K. Mark Brown | Paralegal

Niki joined Winkler Partners in 2020, working alongside our transactional, intellectual property, employment and dispute resolution teams. She assists domestic and international clients in connection with corporate matters in Taiwan. Before becoming a member of…
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Niki Chen | Paralegal

Yi-Kai joined Winkler Partners in 2020 supporting domestic and international clients with enforcement and conflict resolution matters, often those involving intellectual property. He also advises clients with general legal matters in connection with their businesses…
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Yi-Kai Chen | Associate

Betty has been with Winkler Partners since the firm’s founding in 2002, and worked with our predecessor firm, Qi Lin International Law Offices, for seven years, giving her over 20 years of experience in intellectual…
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Betty Chen | Associate

Helen has practiced law since 2011 and in 2020 joined Winkler Partners. Her practice focuses on helping clients protect their intellectual property rights, assisting them with dispute resolution as well as advising on contentious and…
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Helen Chen | Associate

Lewis joined Winkler Partners in 2004 and supports our intellectual property and employment law practices. Lewis has over a decade of experience assisting some of the world’s largest alcoholic beverage manufacturers and trade organizations protecting…
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Lewis Chen | Associate

Megan joined Winkler Partners in 2021. Her work focuses on helping foreign and domestic clients establish Taiwan entities, handling company registration and compliance issues, and assisting foreign professionals apply for work authorization and residency. Prior…
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Megan Chiu | Compliance Specialist

Autumn Chiu joined Winkler Partners at the beginning of 2018 and supports our intellectual property practice in the prosecution and protection of clients’ IP rights as well as dispute resolution. Prior to joining Winkler Partners,…
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Autumn Chiu | Associate

The head of Winkler Partners’ Translation Department, Paul Cox, is one of Taiwan’s leading experts in legal translation. Prior to joining Winkler Partners from Qi Lin International, Paul was a translation consultant to Lee and…
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Paul Cox | Head of Translation

Michael has been a member of the Winkler Partners’ corporate commercial practice group since the firm’s founding in 2002. He advises clients from the United States and the European Union with formation and licensing of…
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Michael Fahey | Associate

Ling-ying has practiced law as an attorney in a professional firm and in the role of in-house counsel. Ling-ying’s practice focuses on copyright, trademark, trade secret protection, and licensing issues. Prior to joining Winkler Partners,…
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Ling-ying Hsu | Associate

Prior to joining Winkler Partners at the beginning of 2015, Sophia Lee worked at another major law firm in Taiwan, handling intellectual property related cases. With a specialization in intellectual property protection and dispute resolution,…
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Sophia Lee | Associate

Trisha Li supports our intellectual property team with trademark and patent prosecution matters in Taiwan and abroad. Before transferring to the IP team, Trisha worked in our Translation Department and has extensive experience in translation…
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Trisha Li | Paralegal

With a specialization in intellectual property protection and dispute resolution for over 10 years, Karen Liu has successfully helped many major domestic and foreign companies safeguard their trademark and patent rights in jurisdictions including Taiwan,…
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Karen Liu | Associate

Patrick has practiced law since 2015 and joined Winkler Partners in 2021, assisting clients protect their intellectual property rights, resolve disputes, as well as advising on real estate and employment issues. Patrick also advises on…
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Patrick Luo | Associate

Mark McVicar is a senior paralegal and IP portfolio manager for Winkler Partners. While specializing in intellectual property law, Mark has wide-ranging experience in areas such as corporate, employment, securities and insurance law. He currently…
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Mark McVicar | Paralegal

Chi-hsien Nieh joined Winkler Partners in November 2020 as a member of the firm’s corporate and IP teams. Prior to joining the firm, Chi-hsien held legal internship and summer associate positions at a global record…
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Chi-Hsien Nieh | Associate

Jasper joined Winkler Partners at the beginning of 2016. Jasper’s work focuses on the protection, management and licensing of intellectual property. Prior to joining Winkler Partners, Jasper worked in the legal department of a professional…
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Jasper Su | Associate

Bryan began his legal career in 2017 and is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong. Bryan joined Winkler Partners in 2021 focusing on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture…
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Bryan Tan | Associate

Ming joined Winkler Partners in 2020 focusing on employment law and employer-employee relations, mergers and acquisitions, company formations, restructurings and dissolutions. He also advises clients on data protection and copyright issues as well as general…
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Ming Teng | Associate

Brian Wang joined Winkler Partners in early 2018. His practice focuses on resolving disputes arising from intellectual property matters. In practice since 2008, he has significant experience and previously worked at a well-known Taiwanese law…
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Brian Wang | Associate

Oliver Wu worked at Winkler Partners’ translation department for over 9 years before resigning to pursue his academic interests. He rejoined the firm in July 2018. His extensive legal and commercial translation experience includes the…
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Oliver Wu | Translator

Pei-hsu Wu joined Winkler Partners in 2018, helping clients protect their intellectual property rights and resolving disputes in Taiwan. She also provides assistance to domestic and international clients in connection with employment, general corporate and…
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Pei-hsu Wu | Associate

Jesimy Yu works on intellectual property prosecutions and dispute resolutions, specializing in trademark, patents, and domain names for international clients. She has prosecuted more than 100 trademarks and opposed or invalidated over 50 marks for…
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Jesimy Yu | Associate

Virginia Yuan practices intellectual property law. Before joining Winkler Partners, Virginia advised a number of well-known Taiwanese technology firms on strategies for their global trademark protection programs. She based her advice on knowledge of her…
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Virginia Yuan | Associate