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Owen Gee

BEng (Mech)(Hons), BSc (Comp Sci), MIP; Patent and Trade Marks Attorney (AU, NZ)
Managing Principal
Patent Attorney
Trade Mark Attorney

Hong Kong

Areas of Expertise/Sector

PatentsTrade MarksDesignsCommercialisation & LicensingPatent Infringement & EnforcementPatent SearchingPatent Drafting, Filing & ProsecutionTrade Mark Clearance SearchingTrade Mark Filing, Prosecution & RegistrationTrade Mark Oppositions, Removal & Cancellation ActionsTrade Mark Infringement & EnforcementDesign Filing & RegistrationDesign SearchingIP Portfolio Management, Maintenance & RenewalsIP StrategyCopyrightAerospace & DefenceAutomotiveBuilding & ConstructionConsumer GoodsClean TechnologyICT, Electronics & SoftwareEngineering & ManufacturingArts, Media & FashionFood & BeverageMedical TechnologyMining, Energy & ResourcesUniversities & Research Institutions

Owen has over 18 years experience as a Patent Attorney and a Trade Marks Attorney in Australia and Hong Kong, with particular expertise in IP law in Hong Kong, China, and Asia.

Owen has been the team leader for a number of enforcement and court actions in both Hong Kong and China, acted as patent expert in a landmark Hong Kong High Court patent infringement case, handled IP licensing deals, and advised on IP protection and enforcement strategies.  Prior to his present role, Owen co-founded and was a principal of a boutique IP firm in Hong Kong for over 10 years.  His career in IP law is underpinned by excellent technical qualifications in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and a wealth of practical experience working as a Biomedical Engineer, a Mechanical Engineer, and a Project Manager.

Owen spent many years as a professional engineer in fields such as manufacturing, petrochemical, mining, paper milling, chemical process, construction, design engineering, biomedical engineering, and R&D. In addition to these fields, Owen’s patent practice covers electronics, electrical engineering, power engineering, LED technology, software and computer-implemented inventions, medical devices, mechanical devices, and chemical process technology.  Owen also lectures at universities and presents at seminars and conferences on the subject of IP strategy and commercialisation.


Master of Industrial Property, University of Technology, Sydney

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), University of Sydney

Registered Australian Patent Attorney

Registered New Zealand Patent Attorney

Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney


Lexology and ILO Client Choice Awards - Patents, 2021

Lexology and ILO Client Choice Awards - Trade Marks, 2019

Lexology and ILO Client Choice Awards - Patents, 2017

MIP Cases of the Year Award, 2014

IAM Patent 1000: Prosecution - Recommended, 2023


Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA)

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners (HKITMP)

Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong (AustCham HK)