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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Rentsch Partner is a leading Swiss patent attorney and law firm, founded in 2001 and based in the centre of Zurich, with specialists in all areas of intellectual property. Rentsch Partner advises national and international clients on all areas of IP law and related legal areas, including the registration and enforcement of legal rights in Switzerland and abroad. Thanks to its highest quality standards, industry and technical expertise, entrepreneurial thinking in an interdisciplinary team and worldwide network of correspondents, Rentsch Partner creates significant benefits for its clients. Our approach From the very beginning it was the firm’s aim to overcome the traditional ...
Ström & Gulliksson AB
Christian Arkelius is a partner and head of the Stockholm office at Ström & Gulliksson. As a registered European and Swedish patent attorney, Mr Arkelius is committed to finding creative, proactive and strategic solutions for his clients. He focuses primarily on strategic patent counselling, contentious matters and opinion work, including patent infringement, patent validity and freedom to operate. He is also regularly called on to draft, file and prosecute patent applications. With a background in industrial engineering and management and 15 years of experience in the IP field, Mr Arkelius has developed a deep understanding of different clients’ needs and how ...
The Netherlands remains one of Europe’s premier jurisdictions for patent filings and litigation; intense competition is prompting firms to modernise and streamline their services and maximise efficiencies. An increase in second medical use and biosimilars cases represents a challenge in the life sciences arena, while standard-essential patents (SEPs) are an increasingly hot topic. Firms continue to jostle for position ahead of the introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), despite the uncertainty surrounding its implementation.
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