As both the world’s fastest-growing economy and consumer market, China has evolved from a center of manufacturing to a home of diversified multinational corporations.
Today, many Chinese companies are realizing the benefits of establishing IP rights in the U.S., because the U.S. economy is built upon a legal system adapted for upholding private property rights, especially those regarding intellectual property.
Knobbe Martens has a long history of helping Chinese and other Asia-Pacific clients successfully navigate the constant change in U.S. IP law on legislative, administrative and judicial fronts. Likewise, we also represent U.S.-based technology and life science companies seeking to leverage their homegrown IP into the China market.
Licensing and technology transfer
Alternative dispute resolution
Internet of Things (IoT)
Cloud and Mobile Computing
Big Data Analytics
Autonomous vehicles and drones
Over a dozen Chinese-speaking attorneys and professionals with backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, physics, biology and chemistry.
A team of attorneys, paralegals and other personnel experienced in cross-border legal, language and cultural issues.
Extensive practice in patent, trademark, industrial design and copyright registration and enforcement.
Deep insight into the interplay between U.S. and Chinese IP law from decades-long relationships with top-tier Chinese firms.
We regularly conduct joint U.S.-China Symposiums with the leadership of the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on behalf of the U.S. Bar/SIPO Liaison Council, led by an executive team including Knobbe counsel Andrew Schwaab. Read More>>
Partner John M. Carson is a founder and former co-chairman of the Asian Pacific Committee (APC) within AIPPI-US—the world’s leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of legal regimes for the protection of intellectual property. Read More>>
We've been named by Managing IP magazine as one of the top 10 firms in the world for international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings. Read More>>
We provide California early-stage companies at start-up accelerators, like Plug and Play, with basic guidelines on establishing and enforcing cross-border IPRs.
Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
Nuctech Company Limited
Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Academy of Opto-Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing University of Technology
TCL Communication Technology Holdings LTD
TCT Mobile International Limited
Basetra Medical Technology Co. Ltd.