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.Read more
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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Arnold + Siedsma is driven by ideas. We have more than 95 years experience in the legal protection of inventions, trademarks and designs, at home and abroad. We are an all-round service provider for the protection of intellectual property. We represent clients before the Dutch, Belgian and European patent offices and have over 130 specialised employees based in 11 offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. Arnold + Siedsma differentiates itself from other IP firms in that it handles both prosecution and litigation. As one of the few European firms employing IP lawyers, patent attorneys and trademark attorneys, our firm has a long track record in offering ...
Adelhart Krüger is chair of KISCH IP and has a BEng (hons) in electronic engineering from the University of Stellenbosch. After experience in the engineering industry as a research engineer on various projects at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, which included computer and control system components, he obtained BProc and LLB degrees from the University of South Africa. He was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1986 and was registered as patent attorney in 1987. Mr Krüger specialises in patent specification drafting, patent prosecution and patent litigation. His technical areas of expertise include electrical and electronic ...
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