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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Being one of the oldest firms in Turkey, Ankara Patent provides services in every aspect of intellectual property. With the experience and knowledge of three generations, Ankara Patent provides a road map for the protection of IP assets from the stage of idea creation to the end of the lifecycle of products and services, including commercialisation.Ankara Patent has a strong influence on the development of intellectual property in Turkey. Hayri Dericioğlu founded Ankara Patent in 1964 after working as an IP directorate and an industry inspector under the Ministry of Industry. He wrote one of the first articles and books in the field of intellectual property and contributed to the ...
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Dickson Burton, managing shareholder of TraskBritt PC, is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on helping clients – from large publicly traded companies to small technology start-ups – resolve patent, trademark and trade secret disputes, including by taking cases to trial. Mr Burton has successfully led trial teams in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as in inter partes review and other proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr Burton is also frequently called on to serve as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in major patent and trademark disputes. Mr Burton ...
Ongoing political and economic difficulties in Russia were reflected in a dip in patent filings over the last year. Despite this stagnation, spirits are generally high: the consensus is that patent rights are being considered more seriously than before. As evidence of this, the specialised IP Court – which was established in 2013 – has lately been handling more patent cases, including disputes in which the financial stakes are noticeably higher. Meanwhile, the procedures for filing patent applications have been streamlined: the specific details and timeframes of the patent-related amendments to Part IV of the Civil Code were clarified when a raft of new rules and regulation came ...
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