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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Global IP Law Group LLC is a law firm founded with a specific purpose: to maximise clients’ returns from their intellectual property. To that end, Global IP provides an array of focused services, including patent sales, licensing, litigation and strategic counselling to clients ranging from individual inventors to multinational corporations. Over the last six years, the firm has generated over $7.5 billion for its clients, including: the largest pure patent sale in history ($4.5 billion); the largest patent-backed debt offering in history ($2.6 billion); and one of the highest sales prices paid per patent family in history ($37.5 million). Headquartered in ...
Patterson Thuente IP
As head of Patterson Thuente IP’s litigation department, Eric H Chadwick and his team represent the firm’s global client base in IP hotspots across the country. Mr Chadwick represents corporate clients and entrepreneurs, utilising substantial trial experience, his background in patent prosecution and a sharp focus on his clients’ business objectives to achieve excellent results. With more than 20 years of experience and a reputation for efficient handling of complex disputes, he represents clients in industries such as medical devices, digital security, data storage, consumer goods, chemical coatings and communications technology. Mr Chadwick’s trial experience includes jury ...
A steady stream of lawsuits continues to pass through the country’s highly experienced courts, even if rights holders are showing increased caution over the cost of contentious action. While regional firms are a significant presence on the IP landscape, much of the country’s patent work is handled by smaller native set-ups, many of which will be hoping to win further briefs from the country’s growing technology start-up scene. Austria remains a relatively stable market, though the upcoming introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will require firms to be strategically sharp to contend with the increased competition that the new system will likely foster.
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