Joff Wild

If you are a subscriber to IAM, you can click here to get an exclusive first sight of the rankings that have been compiled for the 2018 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

Recognised as the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers, the IAM Patent 1000 is put together following a five-month research process undertaken by a team of full-time analysts based in London and Hong Kong. Rankings are based on more than 1,500 interviews with patent specialists working in-house and in private practice, across the globe, as well as detailed analysis of submissions from hundreds of law and attorney firms.

The 2018 edition of the guide covers all the world’s major patent jurisdictions. It analyses local patent professional services markets in each one, and details the firms and individuals identified as leaders of the pack. In the US it also covers expert witnesses.

As IAM subscribers all know, patents have become pivotal in driving corporate value and profitability. When it comes to obtaining, enforcing and monetising these vital commodities, private practice lawyers and patent attorneys play an essential role; thus, selecting the right specialist is of paramount importance. The IAM Patent 1000 delivers the most in-depth coverage of the market, pinpointing the best of the best in prosecution, litigation and licensing.

The guide will be published in full in June.