Sean Shih

Sean J.C. Shih

Baker & McKenzie


Sean has extensive experience advising clients on matters related to intellectual property, data privacy, technology transactions, digital commerce advertising and marketing, consumer protection, anti-competition and dispute resolution. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He is also an arbitrator of the Chinese Arbitration Association. He worked in Baker McKenzie Chicago office from 2019 to 2020.

Practice Focus

Sean's practice focuses on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property, data privacy and cross-border dispute resolution. He also advises clients on technology transactions, digital commerce advertising and marketing, consumer protection, anti-competition, and 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 Chinese instant noodle company in a trademark infringement case in the Eastern District of New York.

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

  • Advised a US IC design company in a patent infringement case in China.

  • Advised a US chemical company and a French industrial gas company in patent infringement cases in Taiwan.

  • Advised a Taiwan IC design company, a US semiconductor test product company, a China semiconductor foundry company, and a US counter-drone technology company in trade secret cases in Taiwan.

  • Advised a US medical devices and health care company on data privacy, consumer protection, anti-competition, unfair advertising, anti-bribery issues.

  • Advised Taiwan and international companies on negotiation of intellectual property licensing and cloud service agreements.

  • Advised e-commerce platforms on consumer protection, anti-competition and unfair advertising issues.

  • Advised a Chinese smart phone company on compliance issues.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taipei, Hsinchu and Keelung Bar Associations
  • Taiwan Bar Association - Member, Intellectual Property Committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Arbitrator of the Chinese Arbitration Association


  • Keelung~Taiwan (2020)
  • New York~United States (2014)
  • Hsinchu~Taiwan (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
  • "AI and Trademark Law" - Commercial Times (2020)

  • "The IP Strategy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons" - Commercial Times (2020)

  • "Following the development of EU's New Copyright Directive" - TIPA Intellectual Property Review (2020)

  • "Fighting COVID-19 while Protecting Personal Data" - Commercial Times (2020)

  • "Can I use Double 11 or Black Friday in Promotion?" - Commercial Times (2019)

  • "Key Issues of the Copyright Act Amendment" - Commercial Times (2017)

  • "The Study of Issues Concerning Material Transfer Agreement" - Master Thesis in National Taiwan University (2009)