W. Chad Shear

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Rankings & accolades

Chambers USA: Patent Litigation

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)

LMG Life Sciences: Life Sciences Star (2017 – 2022); Patent Impact Case of the Year (2022); General Patent Litigator of the Year honoree (2022); Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year honoree (2020); Inter Partes Attorney of the Year honoree (2017)

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

Memberships & affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court

Chad is a brilliant attorney. He’s very likeable, very sharp and very hardworking … He’s represented us successfully in multibillion-dollar cases.

Client testimonial, Thomson Reuters