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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Nelson Bumgardner is a litigation boutique specialising in patent litigation and post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Nelson Bumgardner prides itself on offering ‘beginning-to-end’ representation in complex patent matters, including all aspects of discovery and case preparation, any intervening proceedings before the USPTO (eg, inter partes review and covered business method proceedings), and trial and appeal. The firm’s attorneys possess high academic credentials and a wealth of experience, and are prepared to protect their clients’ interests in venues across the United States. While Nelson Bumgardner began as a litigation and trial ...
Aird & McBurney LP
Lola Bartoszewicz is partner at Aird & McBurney LP and is a registered patent agent in Canada and the Unites States. Dr Bartoszewicz’s practice specialises in patent drafting and prosecution, strategic portfolio management, patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions and due diligence reviews. Her scientific background includes a BSc in biology from McMaster University, an MSc in toxicology and pharmacology and a PhD in clinical biochemistry both from the University of Toronto. Dr Bartoszewicz has a diverse practice involving scientific fields such as medical and healthcare, agricultural biotechnologies, environmental technologies, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, ...
An economic slowdown may be to blame for the dip in patent filings in Chile over the last year. The historically resilient mining and aquaculture sectors have seen a noticeable decline in numbers, as has the pharmaceuticals industry. However, the outlook for international applications remains positive: the country is still reaping the benefits of its 2014 appointment as an international search authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, which has gone some way towards establishing Chile as a gateway to the rest of Latin America for global inventors and rights holders. This development was reinforced by the Patent Prosecution Highway agreement between Chile and the other members ...
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