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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Founded in 1986, Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd is a leading Chinese IP law firm and the oldest private IP firm in China. We provide the full range of services to domestic and international clients in the acquisition and protection of their IP rights and have an unmatched commitment to quality and service. In 2011 we obtained the ISO9001 certification for quality management. In recognition of the diligence and professionalism of our employees, we have been designated as an Outstanding Patent Agency by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office. As a standing committee member of the All-China Patent Agents Association (ACPAA) and the Chinese Trademark ...
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Richard McCaulley represents companies in complex patent and antitrust disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including Global Positioning System technology, computer security and access protocols, medical devices, chemical products and processes, mechanical and electrical systems, software, polymer phase morphology and polymer film products. His extensive experience includes jury and bench trials in the federal courts. He also lectures law students on patent trial practice.
China’s patent landscape has changed considerably following the establishment of three specialised IP courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Despite lingering growing pains, practitioners and stakeholders alike remain optimistic. Judges – whose collective expertise was previously spread thin across the gamut of legal sectors – are now exposed to unique IP case matter and guided by in-house technical advisers. There has been talk of legislative changes to strengthen patent protection, including substantial increases in damages compensation; however, any amendments are unlikely to be passed before the next calendar year. The domestic prosecution market remains ...
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