Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Transactions

King & Wood Mallesons’s (KWM) IP Transactions and Compliance team provides comprehensive and tailor-made IP services to support clients’ business planning, restructuring, technology upgrading, investment and financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions

We are committed to cultivating industry insights and understanding our clients’ core needs and interests, with the goal of helping clients capture the true value of their IP assets.

In terms of IP portfolio management, our team is adept at IP audit, patent portfolio management, technology brand planning, trademark portfolio management, and optimisation of IP ownership allocation.

In terms of IP transactions and operations, we provide full-process services, including pre-investment survey, transaction structure design, transaction document preparation, and integrated operation. Our team helps clients identify and mitigate risks arising from target IP assets. Our team also assists with the operation and transfer of IP assets, such as IP licensing, assignment, co-development, and IT outsourcing.

Our team also advises enterprises on pre-IPO preparation, including disclosure of information on the nature of technological innovation, related-party transactions, and core personnel.

With decades of experience behind us, we help clients identify and tackle IP compliance risks, and develop appropriate IP strategies for their business transformation or strategic decisions, and develop a high-quality IP portfolio.

Cross-border technology trade and compliance is our signature service. Leveraging KWM’s global presence, we measure risks from multiple perspectives including intellectual property, technology import and export control, supply chain, data, overseas talent employment, and propose effective transaction routes and risk solutions for our clients.


The team has a pristine track record in landmark litigation and can leverage on the firm’s solid corporate practice to provide astute advice on commercialisation opportunities.


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