Sean Shih

Sean Shih

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Sean is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office and a member of the Firm's Asia Pacific IPTech Senior Associate Steering Committee. He has extensive experience handling case matters in intellectual property and technology, dispute resolution and fair trade law. Sean is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments, and labor and employment.

Practice Focus

Sean's practice focuses on intellectual property, dispute resolution, and fair trade law. He also advises on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border investments, as well as labor and employment.

Representative Legal Matters

Intellectual Property and Technology

  • Advised a leading US Internet company in relation to consumer protection, privacy, data protection, content regulation, anti-competition and other IP-related issues.

  • Advised a leading China instant noodle company in a trademark infringement case in the Eastern District of New York.

  • Advised a US microcontroller company in patent invalidation cases in China.

  • Advised a US IC design company in patent infringement cases in multiple jurisdictions.

Dispute Resolution

  • Advised former vice president, chairman of a major Taiwan media outlet and a major Hong Kong media outlet in libel cases.

  • Advised Taiwan companies including bank, insurance, real estate, petrochemical, high speed rail, hotel, and luxury car distributor in various civil and criminal cases and arbitrations in Taiwan.

  • Advised US pharmaceutical, medical device, group buying companies in civil cases in Taiwan.

  • Advised clients in criminal cases involving bribery, market manipulation, insider trading, and violation of the Banking Act.

Mergers & Acquisitions / Cross Border Investments

  • Advised a US credit card company on various agreements in Taiwan and China.

  • Advised a foreign private equity fund in the acquisition of an international textile company by a Taiwan listed textile company.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taipei Bar Association
  • Hsinchu Bar Association
  • Taiwan Bar Association - Member, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIarb)


  • Hsinchu~Taiwan (2014)
  • New York~United States (2014)
  • Taipei~Taiwan (2012)


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.) (2012)
  • National Taiwan University (LL.M.) (2009)
  • National Taiwan University (LL.B.) (2006)


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Previous Offices

  • Taipei

Firm Committee Memberships

  • Baker McKenzie IPTech Practice Group - Member, Asia Pacific Senior Associate Steering Committee