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.
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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VILAU | ASSOCIATES’ IP practice deals with all aspects of trademarks, patents, designs, domain names, know-how and trade secrets, copyright and other personal rights, as well as data protection. Our attorneys and experts have been involved in landmark Romanian and cross-border transactions and litigation over the past 20 years dealing with various IP rights, and have been acclaimed for their skills and achievements on numerous occasions. Some of our successfully litigated cases are now included in the IP course materials used as references by law professors and other experts. Thanks to the extensive experience that our attorneys have gained over the past 20 years of high-stakes ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Marc A Rubenstein is co-chair of Ropes & Gray LLP’s life sciences practice group, where he focuses on representing clients in the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries in a wide variety of transactions, including licence and collaboration agreements, public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience representing life sciences clients in structuring and negotiating collaborative R&D and licensing arrangements. In these transactions, he has represented both licensors and licensees and negotiated early and late-stage product agreements and platform and drug discovery deals. In addition, he has broad ...
An economic slowdown may be to blame for the dip in patent filings in Chile over the last year. The historically resilient mining and aquaculture sectors have seen a noticeable decline in numbers, as has the pharmaceuticals industry. However, the outlook for international applications remains positive: the country is still reaping the benefits of its 2014 appointment as an international search authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, which has gone some way towards establishing Chile as a gateway to the rest of Latin America for global inventors and rights holders. This development was reinforced by the Patent Prosecution Highway agreement between Chile and the other members ...
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