Welcome to IAM Patent 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the sixth edition of IAM’s market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions, as well as expert witnesses in the United States.Read more
This issue of the IAM Patent 1000 is the biggest ever and covers more jurisdictions in greater depth than any other publication available anywhere in the world. It is unique as a one-stop resource that focuses exclusively on naming best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis, alongside US expert witnesses.
Over a five-month period, thousands of private practice lawyers and attorneys based in dozens of countries, as well as the users of their services, shared their thoughts on the market with our dedicated research team working out of offices in London and Hong Kong. These detailed, confidential interviews were a crucial part of the process to identify the practitioners and practices that are considered to excel at providing patent-related legal services. On top of this, in the United States we also asked interviewees to name the expert witnesses whom they turn to when they need world-class input on both damages and technical issues. In all cases the feedback we received was coupled with written submissions and additional investigations so that a full assessment of all potential candidates for inclusion could be made.
All those who make the final listings in the IAM Patent 1000 are included because we have received substantial positive feedback about them from multiple sources. We do not claim to have found every top name in every jurisdiction covered; but we are confident that the men and women included within these pages make up the vast majority, and that everybody named 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, 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. Everyone selected for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 is offered the opportunity to publish this information for a fee – some choose to do so, others do not. Either way, it has no effect on listing or ranking decisions; research is always conducted entirely independently of any commercial considerations.
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Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,000 lawyers across 19 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries. Longstanding client relationships are one of the surest measures of a law firm’s success at meeting its clients’ needs for legal services. King & Spalding lawyers pride themselves on developing continued client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm is one of 52 law ...
Peter Klusmann is partner and co-chair of HOFFMANN EITLE’s chemistry group. Dr Klusmann’s work focuses on patents in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields, principally opposition and appeal proceedings before the European and German patent offices and nullity proceedings of the Federal Patent Court. His daily work includes opinion work, and patent prosecution and litigation (both cross-border and national), as well as employed inventor’s law. Dr Klusmann has particular expertise in the fields of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, photochemistry, polymers and organometallic chemistry. He has a ...
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