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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Consistently ranked among the world’s top IP law firms, Bristows LLP has worked with innovative clients and technologies for almost 200 years. Groundbreaking inventions on which we have advised include electric circuits, the telegraph, photography, the safety razor, the light bulb, the jet engine, the transistor and silicon chip, the mobile phone and monoclonal antibodies.TeamBristows’ patent litigation team today comprises 11 partners, 33 associates and 15 paralegals and trainees – one of the largest dedicated patent litigation teams in London. All of our lawyers have relevant backgrounds and experience – including technical and scientific degrees and time ...
COPA Copenhagen Patents
Steven Richard Kitchen leads COPA Copenhagen Patents’ mechanics, electronics and software team. He has over 10 years’ experience in patent protection for mechanical, electronic and software-related inventions, and draws on both patent agency and industry experience. Mr Kitchen handles all aspects of the patent lifecycle and portfolio management, patent strategies, infringement opinions and freedom-to-operate analyses. Mr Kitchen works with several large domestic and overseas companies, in addition to a number of small and medium-sized domestic companies, operating within a variety of different technical fields. Mr Kitchen is highly experienced in opposition cases – ...
The IAM Patent 1000 welcomes the Philippines to the fold this year. Already home to a robust market for brand owners and trademark practitioners, the Southeast Asian nation is now seeing a spike in patent activity, with filings and contentious mandates on the rise. Major pharmaceutical and automotive companies with sizeable IP budgets usually make the effort to protect their assets in the jurisdiction, but the lack of both sophisticated enforcement mechanisms and technically proficient judges remains a challenge. Most Philippine IP practitioners are generalists, which can make finding patent-specific expertise difficult. There are no restrictions governing the profession or exams ...
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