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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Nordic Patent Service is based in central Copenhagen. Our firm’s mission is to secure and maintain clients’ competitive edge. Foreign clients have benefited from our strategic advice, gaining a strong IP position ahead of licensing negotiations with Denmark-based businesses and in litigation in Denmark. Nordic Patent Service’s highly experienced patent attorneys are among the leading patent and utility model prosecutors in Denmark. Our patent attorneys have in-depth knowledge of patent office procedures and routines, some having worked as examiners with the European Patent Office. We operate as a boutique patent attorney firm where every client can expect that the patent ...
Adams & Adams
Russell Bagnall has been a partner at Adams & Adams since 1998 and is head of the patent and design litigation group and chair of the patent department. Before joining Adams & Adams, he spent several years employed by a multinational mining house. Mr Bagnall specialises in patent litigation and opinion work, mainly in the fields of pharmaceuticals and chemistry. He has advised clients on several contentious issues involving pharmaceutical disputes between multinational and generic companies. He also advises pharmaceutical clients on a wide range of issues, including licence and distribution agreements, co-promotion agreements and regulatory issues. Mr Bagnall is also ...
Opinion remains divided as to how the imminent inauguration of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will affect the Dutch patent litigation scene. While some fear that the lack of a central division may put a dent in contentious instructions, others are optimistic that the new system will yield new business opportunities. The legal market has seen some notable changes recently: Hoyng Monegier completed its tie-up with Germany’s Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft, while Taylor Wessing entered the market through a merger with Deterink. The dissolution of Klos Morel Vos & Schaap also caused a stir.
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