DEQI was derived from the Patent Service Centre of the Ministry of Information Industry of the PRC which was founded in 1984, privatized and renamed DEQI in 2001. Now DEQI counts over 170 employees (including 79 patent attorneys, 7 trademark attorneys and 13 lawyers) among its ranks and processes over 4000 cases per year. In addition to processing cases for domestic clients, DEQI also provides services to many overseas clients, including certain multinational enterprises.
DEQI boasts abundant experience in drafting applications in both Chinese and English. This renders DEQI capable of providing overseas clients with precise technological and legal interpretations as opposed to literal translations. Additionally, more than half of DEQI’s attorneys have worked for DEQI for over ten years.
The stability of the workforce means that the services provided by DEQI are of a consistently high standard. In 2013, DEQI was named one of Beijing’s top ten best patent agencies. In 2015, in China’s first publicly available ranking of patent agencies according to rate of patent grant, DEQI placed second among patent agencies whose total volume of granted patents exceeded 10,000. In 2018, DEQI was named Beijing’s AAAAA patent agency (the highest level).