Welcome to the IAM Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fourth edition of our unique guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. There is no other publication like the IAM Patent 1000 - a one-stop resource exclusively focused on identifying best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis, as well as expert witnesses in the United States.
Over the course of five months, our dedicated IAM research team based in London and Hong Kong conducted detailed interviews with hundreds of private practice lawyers and attorneys, as well as the users of their services, in countries across the world, in order to identify the practitioners and practices that are instructed by clients when only the best will do. 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 merits their inclusion. A detailed methodology which explains the research process, as well as how our researchers decided who should finally be listed, can be found 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. All those who were selected for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 were offered the opportunity to publish this information for a fee – some decided that they wished to, while others declined. Inclusion in the editorial is in no way linked to this: the research was conducted entirely independent of any commercial considerations.
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Established in May 2012 by European patent attorneys highly experienced in European and Danish patent matters, COPA Copenhagen Patents has rapidly become one of the country’s leading IP firms. In 2014 the firm was awarded several international awards for its outstanding quality.Who we areAll of our attorneys are qualified European patent attorneys with many years of experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications with a global perspective to ease prosecution in the most popular international markets. “The COPA team is a forward-looking, experienced and valuable team. Their understanding of the right patent strategy, their ability to immediately comprehend technical ...
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Keith R Hummel is a partner in Cravath’s litigation department. He has extensive experience litigating complex IP matters and other legal disputes for plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, internet technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, chemicals and biotechnology. His clients range from start-ups to multinational corporations. Mr Hummel has led jury and bench trials in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals. He frequently advises clients on national and worldwide IP strategy, and often supervises and coordinates concurrent litigation in several countries. He also leads efforts to identify IP assets ...
Enthusiasm for the Modi administration is reflected in the fortunes of the Indian economy. It has publicly declared its intention to boost manufacturing, which bodes well for domestic filing activity. IP-rich companies have applauded the government’s willingness to reform the country’s creaking patent system. Although the full effects of this initiative remain to be seen, innovators already feel more confident in the courts and the patent office, thanks to more consistent application of patentability guidelines and diminished reliance on foreign jurisprudence. While domestic applications are on the rise, most filings still come in from abroad. Contentious activity is slowly ...
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