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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At Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, intellectual property is not just a practice area – it is our sole focus. We have one of the premier patent litigation and prosecution practices and consistently appear in the list of top litigation and patent prosecution firms. Our practice is dedicated exclusively to intellectual property and we cover the spectrum of IP services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, post-grant challenges (eg, inter partes reviews), alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence. The firm provides these services to clients from virtually every ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
James R Batchelder is a first-chair trial attorney and a member of Ropes & Gray’s governing policy committee. He was previously the managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices and a co-chair of the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications group. He has over 27 years of experience representing many of the world’s top technology companies. He litigates high-stakes IP cases in district courts, before the US International Trade Commission and in post-grant review proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr Batchelder is continually recognised as a leading practitioner for IP litigation by ...
While major amendments to Part IV of the Civil Code came into force in October 2014, the regulations that will implement and clarify the changes pertaining to patents are still awaited. At Rospatent, the patent office, there has been a move towards substantive examination of novelty; the uncertain economic climate has also precipitated a downturn in local filings. This, then, remains a time of transition and flux – although the success of the dedicated IP court established in 2013 is an encouraging sign of progress.
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