Glaxo scoops King & Spalding partner to head IP

GlaxoSmithKline has hired a new global head of IP, scooping King & Spalding partner Sherry Knowles.

Knowles will join as senior vice president and global head of the corporate intellectual property division in September, replacing David Roberts who is retiring.

Before qualifying as a lawyer, Knowles spent several years at SmithKline Beecham as a pharmaceutical synthetic chemist.