IP expert David Shen has been appointed as partner and head of Allen & Overy’s IP and life sciences practice in China and the U.K.
Shen is the former Asia Regional IP Council for the Shanghai based firm Eli Lilly. In the past he worked for the multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as General Counsel for China, and Knobble & Yoshida’s IP team. He is registered before the US patent and trademark office and the bar associations of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, having a vast experience in the field of patent and patent litigation.
The firm had recently add to their IP team in London four partners from the firm Simmons & Simmons, which follow their long-term global strategy to fortify their IP platform, according to the firm’s head of the global IP practice Geert Glass.