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Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses GLP-1 Portfolio

May 17, 2024

Cooley advised Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in China, on its licensing of global rights (excluding Greater China) for the development, production and commercialization of three of its proprietary glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drugs to Hercules CM Newco, a newly established Delaware company.

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Chambers USA: Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – California (2024)

Daily Journal: Top Intellectual Property Lawyer – California (2019); California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award (2018)

Euromoney: Top 30 Legal Practitioner in Life Sciences (2019, 2021)

IAM Patent 1000: Leading IP Lawyer (2019 – 2023)

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National Law Journal: Intellectual Property Trailblazer (2019), Winning Litigator (2018)

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