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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Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised, leading African law firm that specialises in providing IP and commercial services. With primary office locations in South Africa and associate offices in a number of other African countries, our leadership position is reflected in the groundbreaking work that we do, the valuable client relationships that we have and the quality of our professionals. Our 160 professionals specialise in various legal and technical disciplines in IP law, commercial and property law and litigation. We proudly represent many of the world’s largest corporations and organisations, as well as small to medium-sized companies, and our 70 partners are ...
Grau & Angulo
Alejandro Angulo is a founding and managing partner at Grau & Angulo, an IP boutique firm which was set up in 2003. The firm has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Las Palmas. It is fully devoted to IP enforcement – currently boasting the largest IP team in Spain – and it has an undisputed reputation as one of Spain’s leading IP firms. Mr Angulo is consistently cited in the leading internal directories as a leader in this field. Mr Angulo specialises in trademark, design, patent, copyright and unfair competition litigation. He is well known for his expertise in finding solutions for mainly international clients in complex strategic matters and he represents clients in the ...
Patents are notoriously hard to enforce in Indonesia and litigation is therefore thin on the ground; prosecution and transactions dominate patent activity in the country. New laws enacted in August 2016 introduced several procedural adjustments and introduced an alternative avenue for dispute resolution: the Appeal Commission Authority. Intended to invigorate the national patent system, these changes have unintentionally caused confusion regarding their implementation; the collection of annuity fees is a case in point. More positively, the patent office continues to strive for greater efficiency and has hired many new examiners in recent years.
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