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Shanghai office
15F, Phase II, Shanghai IFC
8 Century Avenue
China and Hong Kong

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  David Shen



David heads the IP practice in China. Native Chinese and an experienced U.S. patent lawyer, David represents multinational companies in the protection, licensing, and enforcement of IP rights in China and around the globe. David’s IP experience includes significant patent, trademark and branding experience. He has extensive experience in the life sciences sector in China and in handling IP aspects of M&As and other corporate transactions.

With a strong technical background, a deep understanding of the Chinese legal system, and a global view on IP protection, he offers unparalleled legal support to companies doing business in China and around the world.  David was formerly the China General Counsel for a leading global multinational pharmaceutical company.

David is frequently invited to speak on IP issues around the world and has lectured extensively in China. He is a member of the State Bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to his J.D. from Temple University, he holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Cornell University.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, State of Pennsylvania, USA 2006

Admitted to the Bar, State of New Jersey, USA 2006

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office 2006

Academic qualifications

Ph.D. Chemistry, Cornell University

J.D. Temple University

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