Chad Shear is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Southern California office and a leader in the firm’s life sciences and pharmaceutical litigation group. Mr. Shear has extensive experience in Hatch-Waxman and life sciences litigation representing branded clients in litigation relating to GSK (COREG®, FLOVENT®), Gilead (SOVALDI®, HARVONI®, EPCLUSA®, RANEXA®); Allergan (ALPHAGAN® P, .15 and .1, COMBIGAN®, LUMIGAN®, ACUVAIL®, ACULAR® LS and SANCTURA® XR); and iCeutica and Iroko (ZORVOLEX® and VIVLODEX®).
Also included in his extensive client list is Coherus BioSciences, who he’s represented at the US PTO and the US Supreme Court.
Clients describe him as “practical,” “pragmatic” and a “go-to guy for complex patent matters.”
Mr. Shear has participated in more than a dozen trials, domestically and internationally, both as lead trial counsel and as a member of the trial team in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Norway. As lead trial counsel, Mr. Shear successfully defended Callaway Golf in a jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas.
Mr. Shear also has experience in Patent Office proceedings, both in the US and in Europe including EPO Opposition Proceedings, US Patent Office Post Grant proceedings and interferences.
In addition to his courtroom work, Mr. Shear teaches life sciences trial and patent practice courses around the country.
June 16th, 2020 | 1:30 pm EDT
Webinar | Hatch-Waxman: Positioning Your Company For Success Against Generic Challenges
October 2, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Firm Rankings from LMG Life Sciences in Four Practice Areas
June 20, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
March 4, 2019
Fish & Richardson Principal Chad Shear Named to “Intellectual Property Trailblazers” List by The National Law Journal
September 27, 2018
Fish & Richardson Announces 13 Principals Named 2018 “Life Sciences Stars” by LMG Life Sciences
September 14, 2018
Fish & Richardson Principals Chad Shear and Jonathan Singer Named “2018 Winning Litigators” by The National Law Journal
July 26, 2018
Fish & Richardson, WilmerHale Secure Total Victory for Gilead Sciences in IPR Trials
May 24, 2018
Fish & Richardson Principal Chad Shear Named to SD Metro’s 2018 Best Attorneys List
October 13, 2017
11 Fish & Richardson Principals Named 2017 "Life Sciences Stars" by LMG Life Sciences
March 31, 2017
A Big Year Is Expected in Life Sciences Patent Litigation
March 22, 2017
Q&A with Chad Shear: A Big Year Is Expected in Life Sciences Patent Litigation
Author: W. Chad Shear
June 11, 2014
I’ve Got My Eye on You – FDA May be More Closely Evaluating Generic Products