Patrick W. Ma


White & Case
19th Floor, Tower 1 of China Central Place
81 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100025

Tel: + 86 10 5912 9615
Fax: + 86 10 5969 5760


Patrick Ma’s practice focuses on intellectual property (IP), antitrust and other regulatory matters.

He counsels and assists clients in exploiting and defending their IP rights through licensing and litigation. He has successfully litigated major cases involving claims of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition before various courts and adjudicative bodies. He also advises clients on the IP aspects of foreign direct investments into China, including the use of offshore holding company structures, issues concerning mergers and acquisitions, as well as technology transfer and licensing arrangements involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, domain names and other proprietary rights.

Patrick also counsels clients on matters concerning antitrust and competition law. He assists clients involved in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures to navigate the notification and review regime under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). In addition, he advises on the design and implementation of antitrust compliance programs and conducts compliance training for client employees.

He works closely with clients in connection with internal investigations to ensure compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations and assists them in dealing with investigations and in responding to inquiries by regulatory agencies in China.

White & Case was one of the first full-service firms to develop an intellectual property practice. Today, our lawyers represent clients in their most challenging and complex intellectual property matters. Supported by White & Case’s offices around the world, our knowledge, like our clients’ interests, transcends geographic boundaries. All our clients have access to the capabilities of our Firm’s lawyers, wherever they are based.

We prosecute and litigate complex IP matters around the world, assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property rights from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition.

Often, IP issues do not arise in a vacuum—they transcend other practice areas such as Antitrust, M&A and Privacy. Our lawyers are adept at handling these types of complex, cross-practice matters and they bring a proven track record of success to their clients’ matters.

Our clients turn to us for guidance through complex transactions and litigation involving the full range of intellectual property law, including:

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Designs
  • IP Audits and Due Diligence
  • IP Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • Licensing, Merchandising and Branding
  • Sourcing and Technology Transactions
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Section 337 International Trade Proceedings
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets
  • White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

    As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border expertise and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

    In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our expertise in multiple jurisdictions.

    We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

    Patrick Ma is active in contentious and non-contentious work, and has been successful in litigation on issues surrounding patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.
    Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014