DLA Piper today announced the appointment of Yan Zhao as a partner (effective 11 July 2011) in its Asia Intellectual Property team.
is a leading intellectual property practitioner with more than 13 years' experience in China.
practice covers patent prosecution and patent litigation work as well as other general IP work.
will be based in Shanghai but will also spend a significant amount of time in DLA Piper's
Hong Kong office.
Yan joined DLA Piper from Foley & Lardner where he was Senior Counsel.
Lance Miller, Asia Regional Managing Partner, DLA Piper, said: "Yan's joining is an important step in taking our China IP practice to the next level.
Yan Zhao said: "I am delighted to be joining DLA Piper at this exciting time for the development of the firm's IP practice.
I am looking forward to working with my colleagues not just in Asia but around the world to further grow DLA Piper's IP practice."
is admitted to practice as a lawyer in New York and China and as a patent attorney in China and Singapore.
is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.