Partner
Shannon Reaney
Partner

Shannon Reaney is head of the firm’s Chemistry Patent Practice Group. She counsels companies in the life science, agricultural, and materials science industries. Shannon develops and manages global patent portfolios to align with specific business needs. Her practice specializes in patent matters in the areas of organic chemistry, with a particular technical emphasis on small molecule pharmaceuticals, polymers, formulations, and agricultural products. With 15 years of experience in the patent field, Shannon has a keen understanding of how to build and strengthen a patent portfolio and how to assess and manage third party intellectual property assets. She develops and manages large patent portfolios for mid-size to large companies and provides strategic advice on lifecycle management. She assists smaller clients with securing foundation intellectual property and with strategic positioning for investment or partnering opportunities. Shannon also facilitates business transactions and in-licensing opportunities through investor side and defensive due diligence. More ›

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Wolfgang Schönig
Partner

Wolfgang Schönig is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP based in our German office in Berlin. His practice specialty is advising on IP aspects relative to transactions in, among others, the life sciences, AgTech and pharmaceuticals industry, as well as legal representation in IP disputes. Wolfgang is specialized in research and development collaborations, complex licensing agreements, technology acquisitions, know-how protection strategies, and employee invention law. Next to classical life sciences transactions, for instance relating to the development or commercialization of new products, he also advises his clients on cross-technology projects, in particular concerning digital health or smart farming. He also has substantial experience in litigating patents, trademarks and other intellectual property assets of life sciences companies, often in a multi-jurisdictional context. More ›