Welcome to the IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fifth edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions.Read more
The IAM Patent 1000 is unique in being a one-stop resource that focuses exclusively on naming best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis, as well as expert witnesses in the United States. For five months, a dedicated research team working out of our offices in London and Hong Kong conducted detailed interviews with thousands of private practice lawyers and attorneys based in dozens of countries, as well as the users of their services, in order to identify the practitioners and practices that are considered to excel at providing patent-related legal services. In the United States, we also asked interviewees to name the expert witnesses they turn to when they need world-class input on both damages and technical issues. The firms and individuals listed on the following pages are the results of that research.
All those listed in the IAM Patent 1000 are included because we received substantial positive feedback about them from multiple sources. We do not claim that we have managed to find every top name in every jurisdiction covered; but we are confident that we have included the vast majority, and that everybody who is listed fully deserves the recognition. For a detailed methodology that explains the research process, as well as how the research team decides who should finally be listed, please click here.
In addition to the listings and editorial, there is further biographical information on some of the individuals featured at the end of each country section, and on some of the selected firms at the end of each regional chapter. All those selected for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 are offered the opportunity to publish this information for a fee – some opt to do so, while others do not. Either way, it has no effect on listing or ranking decisions. The research was conducted entirely independently of any commercial considerations.
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Located in Munich, one of the hotspots for intellectual property in Europe, df-mp is one of Germany’s top boutique IP law firms, with a broad scope of specialised expertise. Globally oriented companies – from small and medium-sized entities to major international corporations in such practice areas as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, physics, medical devices, mobile telecommunications and mechanical and electrical engineering – trust the competent advice offered by the firm’s highly rated team. Founded in 2000 as a spin-off from a larger IP firm in Munich, df-mp has experienced steady growth ever since. The firm is thus well positioned to offer competent advice on all ...
Dimock Stratton LLP
Alan Macek has practised in the field of IP law since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. He focuses on electrical and computer-related technology. Mr Macek has litigated cases before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court. His litigation practice often involves cross-border proceedings and he frequently works closely with counsel from the United States to coordinate parallel lawsuits.Mr Macek is a registered patent agent and trademark agent. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and chair of the IP Section Patents Committee. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and an associate member of the ...
The measures that Prime Minister Viktor Orban has taken to revive the Hungarian economy are widely considered to be working, with further improvements in evidence in 2015. This (surprise) return to health is increasingly visible in the IP sphere, as local enterprises become more assertive in protecting their innovations and practitioners gain in optimism. However, inbound filings remain low, as the European Patent Office still proves more cost effective. The potential impact of the new unified patent regime remains to be seen.
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