Min Wang - Partner

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Min Wang is a partner in the intellectual property group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Min’s practice focuses on intellectual property and information technology related transactions, including patent, technology, trademark and copyright licensing, intellectual property transfer, joint venture, strategic alliance, research and development, supply, contract manufacturing, and distribution agreements, software licensing, development, implementation, information technology services, source code escrow, and other information technology related agreements, outsourcing agreements, telecommunication agreements and other complex commercial agreements. In addition, Min advises clients on intellectual property and technology issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, bankruptcies, restructuring and financing transactions. Min represents clients in a variety of industries, such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, software, energy, automobile, manufacturing and consumer products.

Representative Matters

Represented a large health care products and pharmaceutical company in connection with pharmaceutical asset acquisition and licensing agreements with various universities.

Represented a medical research institute in connection with strategic alliance agreements with a global medical diagnostic products developer and manufacturer for the provision of research and development services and intellectual property licensing and option arrangements related to technology for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Represented a global medical device and pharmaceutical company in connection with licensing and supply agreements with another pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of drug delivery technology.

Represented a medical technology company in connection with a patent and technology license and development agreement related to orthopaedic and spinal care technology with a major health care products company.

Represented a global biotech and medical technology company in connection with patent license and sublicense agreements, supply agreements and material transfer agreements with various medical product suppliers.

Represented a leading agricultural biotechnology company in connection with licensing, settlement and regulatory data rights agreements with a biotechnology company.

Represented a major private equity firm in connection with acquisition of a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in women’s health care products as well as licensing and product development agreements.

Represented a leading pharmaceutical and nutritional products company in connection with acquisition of a biotech company specializing in development of products for identification of infectious agents.

Represented a private equity firm in connection with investment in a biotech company specializing in development of biosensors and drug screening technology.

Represented the special committee of NASDAQ-listed AutoNavi in connection with its sale to Alibaba Group Holding Limited in a transaction that valued AutoNavi at $1.5 billion.

Represented Kellogg Company in connection with a joint venture with Wilmar International Limited for the manufacturing, sale and distribution of cereal and snack products in China.

Represented Xiu.com in connection with services and trademark licensing agreements with eBay for the launch of a co-branded online shopping website.

Represented GOME in connection with software license and maintenance agreements with SAP.

Represented Macao Studio City (hospitality and gaming company) in connection with joint venture and trademark licensing transactions with Playboy Enterprises, Inc. to create the Playboy Mansion Macao in China.

Represented a leading wireless and wireline communications service provider in Virginia, West Virginia and other states, in connection with an outsourcing and resale agreement valued at approximately $1 billion.

Represented a major financial services provider in connection with an outsourcing agreement covering software license, maintenance, development and other services related to an analytical financial planning tool for financial advisors.

Represented Hitachi in connection with various development, services, manufacturing and sales agreements with a major information technology company.

Represented a top national bank in a strategic alliance with a major hedge fund and broker to create a new entity focused on providing information technology and trade processing services to hedge funds.

Represented Carlyle in connection with its $3.2 billion acquisition of the Industrial Packaging Group from Illinois Tool Works.

Represented Carlyle in connection with acquisition of Metaldyne and negotiation of various supply agreements and accommodation agreements with major automotive manufacturers.

Represented Bain Capital in connection with its $3 billion acquisition of Texas Instruments’ sensors and controls business.

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science


Min has spoken at various seminars and meetings, including on the following topics:

Supply Chain Management; ERP Software and Agreements

Contractual and Legal Issues Facing Top Industries for Outsourcing

Intellectual Property Issues in Outsourcing Transactions

Introduction to Contract Drafting

Due Diligence in Connection with Corporate Transactions

Preserving the Privilege of IP Opinions in Business Transactions

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in China

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