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Xiaolei Shi

Xiaolei Shi

European patent attorney
I am active in various biomedical fields and am dedicated to providing the best possible service to my clients. From the very first idea to the final commercial success, my team and I help the client to establish a winning patent strategy and develop a strong patent portfolio.


  • Antibody
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharma
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicines

My original background is in clinical medicine and I find I am a scientist at heart. My broad range of experience has enabled me to specialise in the fields of pharmaceuticals, immunology, oncology, molecular biology, microbiology and medical devices. My daily work involves patent strategic advice, prosecution, opposition and litigation.

I also help Chinese multinationals to manage their European patent portfolio as well as assisting European clients to devise a better patent strategy and enforcement in China.

Prior to joining NLO, I was a patent attorney trainee in another IP firm based in the Netherlands and Belgium. Before entering the world of IP, I conducted biomedical research for more than five years in several laboratories across the globe and worked as a surgical resident in an academic hospital in Shanghai.

Training & Education

  • PhD in Transplant Immunology, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, 2011-2016
  • MSc in Infection & Immunity, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, 2011-2013
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 2006-2011
  • Exchange student, University of Michigan Medical School, 2010


I have authored several scientific papers, which are published in leading journals such as the Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology and the American Journal of Transplantation. An overview can be found on my LinkedIn page.