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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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a specialist European IP law boutique, which was created in 2015 when well-established top-tier IP firms Hoyng Monegier and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft joined forces. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER comprises approximately 100 passionate IP professionals and has offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Madrid, Mannheim and Paris.ExpertiseIn all of its locations, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER services clients’ needs in the field of IP law, including patents and trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and design rights, as well as in related fields such as pharmaceutical regulatory law, unfair competition, media and advertising law and all IP-related contracts.In patent law, ...
BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT
Christian W Appelt studied physics, majoring in solid state physics (Dipl Phys), at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He has worked as a patent attorney at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since 1995. In addition to his professional career in Europe, he worked in Japan for two years for a patent law firm in Osaka, in the patent department of the Ebara Corporation and in the IP department of Sony Corporation in Tokyo. His professional work involves technical IP rights (ie, patents and utility models) with respect to registration, enforcement, litigation and licensing. He advises and represents clients in opposition proceedings and nullity proceedings before the ...
The hottest talking point in Germany is undoubtedly the forthcoming United Patent Court (UPC), a branch of whose central division will be located in the Bavarian capital, Munich – one of Europe’s true culture and creation hubs. Firms are busy making preparations for the new regime, familiarising themselves with the procedural rules and frameworks and strengthening alliances across the continent. Practitioners are also responding to the growing intersection between patent enforcement and competition law restrictions – especially in the burgeoning electronics field – and the continued prevalence of high-profile second medical use cases.
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