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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Marks & Clerk Solicitors is a leading IP law firm and one of a handful of specialist firms that practise exclusively in all aspects of IP law. From major multinationals to small tech start-ups, we advise clients on their IP assets and needs. In most cases, the intellectual property on which we advise is business critical. Our clients operate in an incredibly wide selection of sectors, almost all of which have technology and innovation at their core.PatentsOur practitioners are recognised as industry leaders by leading legal directories. We act on the biggest, highest-value and most technically complex patent litigation cases in the UK courts, often coordinating those ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Robert Goldman’s practice centres on trials and appeals in complex IP matters. He has tried patent, copyright and trade secret cases in technologies ranging from pharmaceuticals to medical devices to computer hardware and software to imaging systems. Mr Goldman has taught patents and patent litigation as an adjunct instructor at Stanford and Fordham Universities. He is the co-author of Patent Law & Practice (seventh edition, BNA 2011), a standard reference work for US courts and practitioners. Representative clients and matters include the following: Regeneron Pharm, Inc v Ablexis LLC (for Ablexis) – bench trial on claim construction and indefiniteness, resulting in ...
Patents are always high on the agenda for companies both based out of and operating in the Netherlands, one of Europe’s most fertile grounds for technological and scientific innovation. Decisions of the specialised Dutch patent court carry weight far afield and many international disputes have an important Dutch angle; it is no wonder that the country’s courts are some of the busiest venues for patent litigation on the continent. While the smartphone wars may have subsided, there is plenty of action in other areas – most notably life sciences – to keep practitioners busy. The standard of lawyering in the Netherlands is considered to be exceptional and in-house counsel are never ...
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