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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.
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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Gorodissky & Partners (Ukraine) is a leading Ukrainian IP law firm. For more than 15 years, under the direction of Nina Moshynska, the firm has provided reliable support to both national and international clients. Gorodissky & Partners has been consistently ranked as one of the best firms in Ukraine in the field of IP rights protection and defence in annual international surveys conducted by Managing Intellectual Property. According to the WTR 1000, it is among the leading Ukrainian firms providing trademark protection services. Gorodissky & Partners has consistently received recognition from the Ukrainian Patent Office for its significant contribution to the ...
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Duff & Phelps
Christopher Bakewell specialises in helping clients to navigate complex issues by providing them with financial and valuation analyses, as well as licensing-related consulting services. He also provides expert testimony in the context of business disputes, including patent infringement, breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement and other valuation-related matters. Mr Bakewell has significant expertise in providing expert opinions that relate to various financial and economic areas at issue in the US International Trade Commission and the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board. He has significant international experience, including time working ...
The major talking point for local patent professionals is Turkey’s new IP Code, which was adopted in January 2017. The long-anticipated overhaul was expected to be introduced in 2016, but dropped down the political agenda following last summer’s attempted coup. The new rules have significant implications for legal practice: they have introduced third-party oppositions to granted patents, afforded greater clarity on the question of patentability and abolished the old seven-year patent system, whereby short-term rights could be acquired without applications undergoing rigorous examinations. IP law practice has historically been more orientated towards trademarks and other forms of ...
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