Welcome to IAM Patent 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the sixth edition of IAM’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions, as well as expert witnesses in the United States.Read more
This issue of the IAM Patent 1000 is the biggest ever and covers more jurisdictions in greater depth than any other publication available anywhere in the world. It is unique as a one-stop resource that focuses exclusively on naming best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis, alongside US expert witnesses.
Over a five-month period, thousands of private practice lawyers and attorneys based in dozens of countries, as well as the users of their services, shared their thoughts on the market with our dedicated research team working out of offices in London and Hong Kong. These detailed, confidential interviews were a crucial part of the process to identify the practitioners and practices that are considered to excel at providing patent-related legal services. On top of this, in the United States we also asked interviewees to name the expert witnesses whom they turn to when they need world-class input on both damages and technical issues. In all cases the feedback we received was coupled with written submissions and additional investigations so that a full assessment of all potential candidates for inclusion could be made.
All those who make the final listings in the IAM Patent 1000 are included because we have received substantial positive feedback about them from multiple sources. We do not claim to have found every top name in every jurisdiction covered; but we are confident that the men and women included within these pages make up the vast majority, and that everybody named 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, you will find 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. Everyone selected for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 is offered the opportunity to publish this information for a fee – some choose to do so, others do not. Either way, it has no effect on listing or ranking decisions; research is always conducted entirely independently of any commercial considerations.
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For over 85 years, Morris James LLP has been serving the needs of its clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies and law firms. Our attorneys have occupied leadership roles in the Delaware, US and federal bar associations, held prominent positions in legal professional organisations and served as advisers to the Delaware courts. Our attorneys serve both as elected leaders and by appointment of the court, in capacities reflective of their thorough knowledge of the law and their high standards of ethics, values and vision. IP litigation The attorneys of Morris James’s IP practice command respect as established and dominant leaders ...
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Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Richard E Jackson is Carpmaels & Ransford LLP’s managing partner and a senior member of the engineering and technology team. He has over 30 years’ experience and is one of the most successful patent attorneys in Europe, having drafted, filed and prosecuted a huge number of applications. Mr Jackson’s chemical physics degree provides a perfect grounding for a patent attorney. His work covers a very broad spectrum of subject matter, including ‘simple engineering’ (eg, window hinges and door handles), material science related projects (carbon flywheels) and complex IT-related aspects of network systems and telecommunications. With many longstanding clients including global ...
Although the Ukrainian patent market has historically been less vulnerable to economic and political stresses than other practice areas, domestic filings have nonetheless taken a dip in the last few years amid geopolitical unrest. However, commentators are hopeful that a myriad of new reforms will improve the business environment and make the country more appealing to foreign investors. Meanwhile, IP-specific developments aim to create a more effective and transparent system of protection for intangible assets in Ukraine. While some have expressed concerns that the timeframes for these transitions are too long and uncertain, there is cause for optimism as the market is perceived ...
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