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Sally Shorthose

Sally Shorthose
Bird & Bird LLP
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+44 20 7415 6000
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Biography • Life Sciences - Transactional

Sally has a wealth of experience working with businesses at the cutting edge of research and technology and whose intellectual property is of prime importance.

Sally is one of our leading intellectual property (IP) partners. She provides a full range of intellectual property commercial advice and support to her clients, including licensing, partnering and exploitation agreements, research, development and marketing collaborations. She also frequently advises clients on regulatory and “freedom to operate” matters, and manages significant due diligence matters. As a transactional intellectual property lawyer, she provides advice in relation to the protection and exploitation of a full range of IP rights, both in stand alone transactions and as part of an acquisition, divestment or investment activity.

Before joining us in 2006, Sally was head of IP and life sciences at Eversheds, and prior to that she spent 11 years working in-house: firstly as senior legal adviser at ICI/Zeneca and latterly as legal director of Novartis UK. This in-house experience gave her significant insight into the need to give pragmatic and commercial advice.

Sally was one of eight pharmaceutical licensing experts drawn from around the world to work together with representatives from UNITAID and WIPO at a workshop to determine the licensing provisions for the supply of drugs to third world countries.

Chambers UK (2015) comments: "Sally Shorthose is well known in the sector for her work on collaboration and licence agreements, and also advises on data exclusivity and other regulatory matters. Sources attest that she ‘clearly knows her stuff’." IAM Patent 1000 (2014) states: "For commercial IP the firm's A-list name is ‘top-quality’ Sally Shorthose, a life sciences expert with significant industry experience under her belt."

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences which can be purchased from our Shop.

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