Welcome to the IAM Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fourth edition of our unique guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. There is no other publication like the IAM Patent 1000 - a one-stop resource exclusively focused on identifying best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis, as well as expert witnesses in the United States.
Over the course of five months, our dedicated IAM research team based in London and Hong Kong conducted detailed interviews with hundreds of private practice lawyers and attorneys, as well as the users of their services, in countries across the world, in order to identify the practitioners and practices that are instructed by clients when only the best will do. 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 merits their inclusion. A detailed methodology which explains the research process, as well as how our researchers decided who should finally be listed, can be found 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. All those who were selected for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 were offered the opportunity to publish this information for a fee – some decided that they wished to, while others declined. Inclusion in the editorial is in no way linked to this: the research was conducted entirely independent of any commercial considerations.
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IP rights constitute key assets in many of today’s most successful companies. As well as raising issues of technology and law, IP rights and their ability to generate value form a natural part of companies’ business strategy.Valea works to establish, defend and commercialise IP assets such as patents, trademarks, designs and domain names. We also manage other legal aspects concerning intangible assets, such as providing legal advice in matters of copyright law, marketing law and IT law. Through long-term, close cooperation with several of Scandinavia and Europe’s most successful and strongly innovative companies, the services we offer are continuously developed ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Bradford J Badke is an established lead trial counsel with numerous recent jury and bench trial victories in ‘bet the company’ IP cases in courtrooms across the country. His patent litigation successes for client Nova Biomedical, which faced formidable opposition from three leading life sciences companies, were highlighted in a prominent Forbes magazine article. Mr Badke has been featured as American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week, and he and his team were ranked number one in the country by the Financial Times in its US Innovative Lawyers Report for his successes in the landmark Therasense case. Mr Badke has been named as a Life Sciences Star by LMG Life Sciences. Mr ...
Great advances were made last year in the drive to turn Singapore into Southeast Asia’s IP Hub. In February 2014 the government backed a switch to a new positive grant system, which promises to boost the functionality of Singapore’s patent regime and assuage the nation’s overreliance on foreign examinations. It is hoped that, through emphasising the importance of IP rights, home-grown inventors will be encouraged to develop innovative technologies. Generous government incentives continue to fuel an uptick in filings in the city-state, while a move to recruit more technically qualified examiners looks set to pay dividends, making Singapore a gateway to the region. Litigation ...
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