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Min (Mia) Xia is patent consultant in Perkins Coie’s Intellectual Property practice. She focuses on patent prosecution and counseling to help clients achieve their strategic goals. She previously worked as a patent examiner of CNIPA, where she examined patents in the fields of control engineering, display technology, virtual reality systems, interactive multimedia systems, automatic teller machines and methods, and home appliances. In addition, Mia is also experienced in patent analysis and patent search.

The Patent Reexamination and Invalidation Department (PRID) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) maintained the validity of Chinese design patent No. ZL201730205645.3 (the ’645 patent) in an invalidation proceeding.[1] The PRID held that the patented designs are patentable because the more squared-off design of the ’645 patent is significantly different compared to