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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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP’s IP practice stands dominant among its peers for its breadth and depth of experience in Delaware – a leading jurisdiction in the United States for patent litigation. The firm’s IP litigation, patent and trademark strategy and procurement, and transactional IP practice groups comprise five partners and four associates, including three PhDs and six attorneys registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Potter Anderson’s IP litigators serve in both lead counsel and local counsel capacities, and have excellent reputations with the Delaware judges before whom they regularly appear. IP litigation Potter Anderson’s IP ...
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Robinwood Consulting LLC
Mark A Peterson is the founder and CEO of Robinwood Consulting LLC, an independent boutique consulting firm specialising in the causation and determination of economic damages in commercial disputes as well as the valuation and licensing of intellectual property. For more than 30 years, Mr Peterson has performed valuations of IP assets in a variety of contexts and determined the calculation of economic damages in litigation settings. He has testified on bankruptcy issues, commodities fraud issues, legal and accounting malpractice issues, lost profits damages, breach of contract damages, irreparable harm, unjust enrichment damages and reasonable royalty damages, among others.
The major talking point for local patent professionals is Turkey’s new IP Code, which was adopted in January 2017. The long-anticipated overhaul was expected to be introduced in 2016, but dropped down the political agenda following last summer’s attempted coup. The new rules have significant implications for legal practice: they have introduced third-party oppositions to granted patents, afforded greater clarity on the question of patentability and abolished the old seven-year patent system, whereby short-term rights could be acquired without applications undergoing rigorous examinations. IP law practice has historically been more orientated towards trademarks and other forms of ...
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