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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Established in 1983, today Lall Lahiri & Salhotra (LLS) is among the largest and fastest-growing dedicated IP firms in India, with one of the biggest IP practices. LLS has over 30 years’ experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. It is committed to providing high-quality services to clients and has had the privilege of assisting the best-known names in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, fast-moving consumer goods, consumer goods, information technology, fashion, telecommunications, electronics, entertainment, media and publishing, retail and automotive. LLS has been responsible for the IP portfolios of some of the largest names among the ...
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R Danny Huntington began his career as a chemist at the Gillette Research Institute. Shortly after joining the institute, he became the patent liaison to outside patent counsel and later to in-house attorneys at parent company The Gillette Company. Finding the interface between technology and patent law fascinating, after earning his law degree he joined the patent staff of The Gillette Company, where he continued to represent the institute. After entering private practice in Boston, he wrote and prosecuted some of the earliest-filed biotechnology patent applications. He was also involved in district court litigation and patent interferences, the latter primarily in the ...
While filings in South Korea are holding steady and there have been no infringement suits comparable to the epic Apple v Samsung battles of late, commentators expect that the new drug approval patent linkage system should give application figures a shot in the arm. Moreover, with regulatory bodies now focusing on enforcement, a flurry of invalidation actions have been keeping firms busy. As the pharmaceutical sector is characterised largely by generics companies, there is unlikely to be any shortage of disputes in the near future. In broader terms, Korean patent owners remain alive to the need for sophisticated protection, performing exhaustive searches and ensuring that ...
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