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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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Shangcheng & Partners is one of the premier IP law firms based in China and is authorised by the State Intellectual Property Office and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of China. With a strategic presence in two of the most important cities in China – Beijing and Shanghai – the firm provides clients with greater choice and convenience. Shangcheng also has a branch office in Tokyo. Professionals and working languages The firm has a well-trained elite team with 130 employees practising in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean. Of these, approximately 60 are attorneys at law, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys or patent engineers. More than 85% of the ...
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Gill Jennings & Every LLP
Peter Finnie is a highly experienced patent attorney with technical expertise across all fields of engineering, most particularly in information technology, telecommunications and medical devices. He joined the profession in 1991 after graduating from Durham University with a degree in engineering. Mr Finnie’s particular focus is strengthening the value of businesses by prioritising and making full use of their intellectual property. He works with a long and growing list of European start-up companies, advising them on how to develop their IP strategies in a way that will maximise their corporate value. He also ensures that their intellectual property plays the part that it ...
The Mexican patent market has been on the upswing in recent years. While the pharmaceutical sector continues to see a flurry of activity, the mechanical and electrical fields have also experienced conspicuous growth. A dearth of local inventions means that the vast majority of filings still come from abroad; however, there has lately been a perceptible uptick in appreciation for IP assets among domestic entities. Although contentious work remains relatively limited, litigation has also become more prevalent of late. Patent rights in the country – and the IP system as a whole – were set to be significantly affected by the detailed and somewhat controversial IP chapter of the ...
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