Welcome to the IAM Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the fourth edition of our unique guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. There is no other publication like the IAM Patent 1000 - a one-stop resource exclusively focused on identifying best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners on a global basis, as well as expert witnesses in the United States.
Over the course of five months, our dedicated IAM research team based in London and Hong Kong conducted detailed interviews with hundreds of private practice lawyers and attorneys, as well as the users of their services, in countries across the world, in order to identify the practitioners and practices that are instructed by clients when only the best will do. 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 merits their inclusion. A detailed methodology which explains the research process, as well as how our researchers decided who should finally be listed, can be found 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. All those who were selected for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 were offered the opportunity to publish this information for a fee – some decided that they wished to, while others declined. Inclusion in the editorial is in no way linked to this: the research was conducted entirely independent of any commercial considerations.
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Zacco is one of Europe’s largest IP firms. With a history going back more than 140 years, Zacco has around 350 employees working out of 19 offices in Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Its work areas span from filing, prosecution and portfolio management through transactions and conflict resolution – including litigation – to value extraction and IP management.Work areas Uniquely, due to its size, Zacco has specialists in almost all areas of intellectual property. Its patent practice serves all industries with filing, prosecution, freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement opinions. It has a special focus on European patent practice, including oppositions and appeals ...
Van Bael & Bellis
Peter L’Ecluse is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis’ Brussels office. His practice focuses on a number of areas in the fields of life sciences, antitrust and intellectual property. Mr L’Ecluse’s patent litigation practice focuses on the life sciences industry. For several years, he has acted as co-counsel for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, handling multi-jurisdictional patent litigation while defending valuable patents covering various active substances against generic competitors. He has also defended biotechnological patents in the diagnostic field against ‘torpedo’ litigation initiated in Belgium by a client’s competitor attempting to deflect the ...
While the new Civil Code enacted in March 2014 introduced significant changes to Hungary’s corporate law, it has had no real impact on the business of intellectual property. The country’s vibrant IT start-up community, and the continued trend for pharmaceutical and biotechnology concerns to duke it out over keynote technologies in the domestic courts, means that there is plenty of patent-related activity for practitioners to get stuck into. Everyone is waiting to see what effect the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court will have on the market. The country has skin in the game as the host of the Training Centre for Judges of the Unified Patent Court, situated in Budapest.
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