Shashank Upadhye is Partner at Upadhye Tang LLP. As the former chief in-house counsel at three leading pharmaceutical companies (Apotex, Inc., Sandoz-Novartis, and Eon Labs, Inc.) and as a division counsel for a medical device company (The Cook Group), he is known for spearheading innovative business and legal strategies to protect existing drug or device patents – or challenge those of a competitor.
Shashank has worked on hundreds of patent litigations both domestic and abroad. He has litigated cases from typical commercial/contracts, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade-secrets, anti-competition, and pro bono cases in political asylum. The litigated technologies range from pharmaceuticals to medical devices to tissue engineering, mannequins and artwork, bullet-proof vests, and electronics.
After completing B.Sc. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Business Administration from Brock University, Canada, Shashank did JD, New England Law from Boston and L.L.M. (I.P. Law, with Honors) from University of Illinois at Chicago. He has completed certifications and course work in LEAN Six Sigma and as a Project Management Professional.
A prolific writer and frequent speaker, Shashank is the author of dozens of articles and has spoken on topics dozens of times at key industry conferences nationally and internationally.
Shashank is a USA Hockey® Level 3 certified ice hockey coach, a certified ice hockey referee, and a PADI® certified Master Scuba Diver; someday, he plans to invent (and patent) a way to play underwater hockey. He is also very active as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.