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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In the field of intellectual property, enforcing patent and trademark rights and defending against unjustified attacks are often essential to a company’s financial performance. For over 45 years, Wildanger Kehrwald Graf von Schwerin & Partners mbB has given clients outstanding advice and conducted successful litigation on their behalf. Wildanger has an outstanding position in the field of IP litigation. Its close-knit team of highly qualified attorneys is the key to its success. They have international experience and work closely together, sharing their knowledge and expertise – with effective results. The firm was already focused on IP law when it was taken over in 1967 ...
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Gianni Cutri is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Chicago office, focusing on high-tech patent litigation and post-grant review proceedings. Mr Cutri has litigated significant actions in state and federal courts around the country, including major patent cases in the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of California, the Western District of Wisconsin and the Federal Circuit. His practice also covers the full range of specialised IP courts, from the International Trade Commission – where he has represented complainants and respondents in multiple Section 337 investigations – to the Patent Trial and ...
The Indian government has launched several new initiatives to promote local innovation in recent months, in a bid to diversify from a service-driven economy. Proposals to boost the number of examiners and reduce application approval times are also regarded as positive steps to tackle the current backlog at the patent office. In legislative terms, the February 2016 order excluding from patentability software-related subject matter without substantive hardware novelty stands in line with international trends. While domestic filings in 2015 did not increase at the same frenzied pace as in previous years, foreign filings are keeping most prosecution practices busy; and local concerns ...
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