Healthwise’s China Licensing Agreement with Tencent

Ropes & Gray represented Healthwise, a major U.S. and Canadian health content and education provider, in a licensing agreement with leading China internet company Tencent.

Under the agreement, Healthwise content will be offered for the first time in China. People in China will now have easy access to evidence-based, consumer-friendly information on thousands of health topics—from preparing for medical procedures, to manage chronic diseases and living a healthy lifestyle. Tencent will translate and localize the Healthwise content for their Chinese users.

Healthwise, Incorporated develops health information solutions, decision support tools, behavior change assistance, and personal care planning to health plans, care management companies, hospitals, and consumer health portals. The company, led by Robert E. Kyte, Donald W. Kemper, Martin J. Gabica, Richard Wexler and Paul Sonnenschein, is based in Boise (ID).

The Ropes & Gray team was led by intellectual property transactions partner Geoffrey Lin (Picture) and IP transactions counsel David Chen (both of Shanghai).

Involved fees earner: Geoffrey Lin – Ropes & Gray; David Chen – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Healthwise Inc.;


Author: Michael Patrini