Bird & Bird takes Eversheds IP head

Bird & Bird has plundered Eversheds‘ IP and life sciences department for head of department Sally Shorthose.

Shorthose specialises in non-contentious IP work, including partnering agreements and regulatory advice for life sciences and pharmaceutical clients.

Morag McDonald, co-head of IP at Bird & Bird, said: “She fits in with the rest of our international life sciences group as a commercial and corporate lawyer.”

Before Shorthose joined Eversheds in 2003, she was head of the IP/IT team at Clyde & Co. Previously Shorthose spent 11 years in-house, first at ICI/Zeneca and then as UK legal director at Novartis.