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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Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has more than 770 lawyers in Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa who are always ready to navigate legal challenges and capitalise on business opportunities for clients. As a leading international business law and litigation firm, we offer experience and expertise across a wide range of industries and practice areas to suit the needs of organisations worldwide. Add to that our client-first approach to every deal, case and legal matter, and clients can be certain that they will receive timely, high-quality legal services. Our IP group comprises experienced IP counsel and litigators who work in multidisciplinary teams to advise clients on ...
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Ejvind Christiansen is a European patent attorney and a senior partner with Zacco. His practice mainly covers Danish and international patent litigation, frequently involving infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions; but his special expertise also involves European patent practice, including oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO), US patent practice, international patent strategy and restoration of rights in Denmark and at the EPO.Mr Christiansen holds an MSc in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a BCom (organisation) from Copenhagen Business School.His technical experience lies mainly in pharmaceuticals, ...
Chile’s status as an international searching authority for the World Intellectual Property Organisation under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has had a significant impact on the filing landscape, making procedures easier and more cost effective for entities across Latin America. Meanwhile, a slew of education programmes run by the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INAPI) have done much to promote IP awareness among businesses and research institutions. There has also been an increase in enforcement activity, to which the courts of appeal have responded by taking on more IP experts and judges. The outlook for 2016 thus looks bright.
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