19 April 2017
Shanghai
Reporter: Mark Dugdale

DLA Piper recruits head of China patents


Hogan Lovells partner William Fisher has joined DLA Piper as head of its patent practice in China.

Fisher, who is based in Shanghai, focuses on IP counselling, transactions and litigation in both the US and China, primarily in the areas of patents and trade secrets.

Fisher has 20 years of experience advising clients in a wide range of technologies and industries, including computer hardware and software, computer networks, mobile devices and applications, telecommunications, and the internet and ecommerce.

Horace Lam, co-head of DLA Piper's IP and technology (IPT) group in Asia, said: “William Fisher’s wealth of experience in patent-related work will seamlessly complement our already strong IPT team in China."

"He is a highly regarded IP practitioner with great technical and client facing skills and I am very pleased to have him join our team.”

Fisher added: “What DLA Piper offers is a vast international network with an impressive investment in Greater China in recent years, demonstrating the firm's commitment to the region, and a well-established and well-regarded global IP and technology practice."

"I am keen to expand our IP footprint and grow the patent and trade secrets practice in China and across Asia, over time.”

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