Grace Shao

Grace Shao

Baker & McKenzie


Grace Shao practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology licensing and dispute resolution. She has advised and made presentations on various intellectual property issues for several organizations — including Judicial Yuan, Intellectual Property Office, ECCT IPL Committee, the American Institute in Taiwan and Technology Law Symposium. Ms. Shao also authored IP-related articles for Economic Daily News.

Practice Focus

Ms. Shao has advised on — and handled — a wide range of IP enforcement matters, especially in the pharmaceutical, high-tech and entertainment industries. She particularly focuses on contract negotiation for technology licensing and litigation related to intellectual property, fair trade law and commercial matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing Eli Lilly and Company in patent litigations against local generic companies, and successfully obtaining a preservation of evidence order, a preliminary injunction, a provisional attachment and various other orders and reliefs.
  • Representing IFPI member companies in litigation against local P2P operator, Kuro, to obtain a criminal conviction for copyright infringement of recorded works and in subsequent settlement negotiations to legalize the P2P music service in Taiwan.
  • Coordinating and handling cross-border brand protection programs, including customs measures and Internet trademark infringement issues for Cisco and Calvin Klein.
  • Advising on all aspects of IP rights applications, prosecutions and administrative litigations to protect clients’ IP rights portfolios.

Professional Honors

  • Named Band 1 Lawyer by Chambers Greater China Region Guide (2022~2024)
  • Named Hall of Fame individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021~2024)
  • Named IP Star by Managing IP (2015~2023)
  • Named Tier 1 Lawyer by World Trademark Review 1000 (2013~2023)
  • Named Recommended Individual by IAM Patent 1000 (2013~2023)
  • Named Taiwan Top 100 Lawyer by Asia Business Law Journal (2023)
  • Named Band 1 Lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013~2021)
  • Named Top 100 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation (2021)
  • Named Leading Individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2013~2020)
  • Named Top 250 Women in IP by Managing IP (2019)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • ROC Commercial Arbitration Association
  • Taipei Bar Association


  • Hsinchu~Taiwan (1998)
  • New York~United States (1996)
  • Taipei~Taiwan (1990)


  • New York University School of Law (J.S.D. Law) (1998)
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. Trade Regulation) (1995)
  • Harvard Law School (LL.M.) (1993)
  • National Taiwan University (LL.B.) (1988)


  • Chinese
  • English