David Koris has been appointed the new Chair of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property with effect from 3 November 2009.

Mr Koris has been an Intellectual Property (IP) counsel for 26 years with broad experience in all phases of IP practice. Currently serving as the General Counsel, Head of IP for Shell International in The Hague, Mr Koris is responsible for all aspects of technology protection and IP asset management. In addition to managing the IP organization, Mr Koris is a partner in the technology planning team. The team is responsible for leading Shell’s businesses in the creation, development and management of IP strategies that optimize the value of IP assets for the varied technologies and business objectives of the organization.

“I consider it an honour to be given the opportunity to make a contribution to an internationally renowned organization,” said Mr Koris in accepting the position.

The ICC Commission on Intellectual Property has over 350 members from over 50 countries.

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