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 ...
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
An active member of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP’s Montreal IP group, Marek Nitoslawski has worked for over 30 years in the IP field. He is recognised by his peers as a leading litigator, having won numerous victories in patent and other IP matters, many of which involved cross-border issues. On a daily basis, Mr Nitoslawski counsels corporate clients of all sizes on all aspects of the protection of their IP assets. In addition to his specific expertise in patent and cross-border litigation, Mr Nitoslawski has extensive knowledge of many industries, including aerospace, recreational vehicles, consumer and luxury goods, life sciences, food, media, information technology and ...
Hong Kong may be Asia’s premier financial hub, but hitherto it has lacked a reputation for innovation and invention. However, government proposals announced in 2015 suggest a willingness to remedy this state of affairs; an original grant scheme will be introduced for applicants and the examination system for short-term patents will be overhauled. It is hoped that the changes will revitalise the creative economy of the Special Administrative Region. Though mainland players continue to extend their influence in the city, international Western outfits still enjoy most of the business; but only time will tell how these trends play out.
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