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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Vossius & Partner is a partnership of patent attorneys and attorneys at law with offices in Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Basel. Established in Munich in 1961, it is one of Europe’s leading IP firms with clients from all over the world. The firm focuses on high-end advice for innovative companies concerning all questions associated with the protection and enforcement of IP rights. The firm’s areas of expertise comprise all IP fields, including patents, trademarks, copyright, design rights and supplementary protection certificates, as well as licensing, competition, pharmaceutical (eg, approvals), media and food law. Due to its global network of colleagues, particularly in ...
Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC
Juan Carlos Amaro has been a partner and legal director of Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC since 2010. He is an attorney at law with a postgraduate degree in constitutional law from the Universidad Panamericana. He received his international legal English certificate from the University of Cambridge (2007). He is an active member of the Mexican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce, where he is president of the Mexican IP litigation committee. He is also an active member of the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), the Mexican Bar Association ...
South Korea’s patent scene has typically been dominated by a handful of conglomerates and revolved around electrical engineering and consumer goods matters. However, there has been a gradual but noticeable broadening of the market in recent years. While work in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas is gathering steam, the government has also taken steps to give start-ups a boost, which has further diversified the playing field. The IP enforcement environment is also undergoing change: the judiciary continues to look to other competitive jurisdictions – especially the United States – to see how the positions of South Korean patentees could be further strengthened. Rights ...
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