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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China Patent Agent (HK) Ltd (CPA), incorporated in 1984, is one of the first three pioneer IP firms in China. CPA has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai, and overseas offices in New York, Tokyo and Munich, forming a global network to provide around-the-clock quality IP services to its clients worldwide. CPA provides comprehensive IP services to its clients in China and abroad, with particular expertise in application preparation, prosecution, litigation, mediation, licensing, assignment and counselling in relation to patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names, anti-unfair competition and other IP-related areas. It also prosecutes patent, trademark and design ...
Global IP Law Group LLC
Ragnar Olson is a partner of Global IP Law Group LLC, who works on all aspects of clients’ efforts to monetise patents, including licensing, sales and litigation. For the past five years, Mr Olson has been named among the top patent strategists in the world by IAM and selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. At Global IP, Mr Olson advises numerous companies and individual inventors regarding the valuation and monetisation of their patent portfolios. Mr Olson has negotiated significant licence and sale agreements with large corporations and non-practising entities throughout the world. Before joining Global IP, Mr Olson was director of Ocean Tomo’s patent ...
Chile’s status as an international searching authority for the World Intellectual Property Organisation under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has had a significant impact on the filing landscape, making procedures easier and more cost effective for entities across Latin America. Meanwhile, a slew of education programmes run by the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INAPI) have done much to promote IP awareness among businesses and research institutions. There has also been an increase in enforcement activity, to which the courts of appeal have responded by taking on more IP experts and judges. The outlook for 2016 thus looks bright.
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