William (Skip) Fisher has practiced IP law in the U.S., China and internationally for 20 years. His practice focuses on counselling, licensing, and enforcement/litigation in all areas of intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on patents, trade secrets and international IP and technology-related transactions.

He works with clients to establish and implement strategies for procuring, protecting, commercializing and enforcing their IP rights and for minimizing risk to their IP assets in China, the U.S. and globally. He also counsels clients on U.S., Chinese and international IP law, practice and strategy; represents them in challenging, high-stakes patent, trade secret and other IP litigation and enforcement actions; and assists them in negotiating and drafting IP licenses, collaboration and development contracts and other commercial agreements.

Skip advises clients in a wide range of technologies and industries, including computer hardware and software, computer networks, mobile devices and applications, telecommunications, Internet and e-commerce, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, medical devices, mechanical and industrial products, aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing.

Skip is the China Head of Patents within the Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) team, based in DLA Piper's Shanghai office.