Hiroshi Sheraton
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Hiroshi's practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on contentious patent and trade mark matters and life sciences. 

Much of his work is cross-border in nature. He regularly co-ordinates pan-European and global IP litigation and advises clients on international IP strategies for patent litigation and brand protection. He represents clients in the UKIPO, EPO, OHIM, the English Courts and the CJEU and has experience of IP matters across Europe (and has litigated IP cases in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Luxembourg), the USA and Asia-Pacific.

He is also particularly involved at the interface between IP law and other legal disciplines such as EU competition law and is currently involved in one of the first "reverse payment" patent settlement cases pending before the European Commission, and has been involved in some of the leading cases concerning "Euro-defences" to IP infringement and abusive assertion of IP rights.

He also has expertise in advising on pharmaceutical regulatory issues where they interact with traditional IP rights such as matters concerning Supplementary Protection Certificates, data exclusivity and clinical trials.

Hiroshi graduated from St John's College, Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and started his working life as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.