6 September, 2011


Leading intellectual property lawyer Geoffrey Lin has joined Ropes & Gray in its newly opened Shanghai office.


With more than six years of experience advising clients in China, Mr. Lin has handled non-contentious and contentious IP matters in Asia and around the world. He focuses on structuring licensing agreements and technology transfers as well as protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights. Before joining Ropes & Gray he was a partner at Hogan Lovells in that firm’s Shanghai office.


A team of lawyers will be joining Ropes & Gray in Shanghai with Mr. Lin. 


“Intellectual property is typically the core component of deals in the life sciences industry in China,” said private equity partner Arthur Mok. “Geoffrey Lin is one of a handful of IP lawyers in China with experience in structuring the transfer of those IP assets, and his knowledge adds an important aspect to the counsel Ropes & Gray provides clients on their transactions.” 


Mr. Lin has advised clients in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health care, technology, electronics and telecommunications sectors on forming and implementing their IP strategies including, protection of patents, brands, and designs in China. He led the team that handled the settlement of the largest IP case in Chinese history and has represented clients such as Genentech, Inc.; Becton, Dickinson and Company; and Apple, Inc.


“Ropes & Gray has articulated a smart, focused, forward-looking strategy for advising clients on their life sciences and technology deals in China,” said Mr. Lin. “I am excited to integrate my concentration on IP issues with the firm’s strong transactional capabilities in Shanghai and Hong Kong.” 


Mr. Lin, who has a B.S. in Neural Science from New York University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School, is an admitted member of the New York State Bar, the California State Bar and the U.S. Patent Bar and is fluent in English as well as Mandarin Chinese. 


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