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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Ropes & Gray’s IP group, built on the legacy of Fish & Neave, provides the full range of IP rights and management services, from rights protection and enforcement to licensing and transactions. With more than 175 lawyers, 40 patent agents and technical advisers and 60 paralegals, we are home to one of the largest and most active IP practices in the country. Our professionals possess more than 150 degrees spanning a range of science and engineering disciplines. With 10 offices around the globe, we are well positioned to meet clients’ needs wherever their IP rights are at stake. Litigation For over 130 years, technology and business leaders have turned to Ropes & ...
Krieger Mes & Graf v Der Groeben
Peter Mes joined the firm directly after being admitted to the bar. As the name and senior partner of the firm, he is one of the most respected German lawyers in the field of patent law and IP law in general. He has been a board member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and was president of the German group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property from 2001 to 2013. In addition, he became co-editor of the journals GRUR and GRUR Int in 1996, taking on the essay section as his special responsibility. Dr Mes was a lecturer in industrial property at Westphalian University in Munster for many years, where he ...
A downturn in Norway forced the government to dip into its vast oil money reserves for the first time last year, as it cut taxes in an attempt to reinvigorate a faltering economy. Meanwhile, plummeting oil prices are heralding a new era: although the sector accounted for 23% of gross domestic product in 2008, it is projected to represent as little as 1% by 2050. The mood on the IP market reflects this uncertainty; while litigation and filings hold steady, many commentators point to the alarming trend of high-end IP lawyers leaving the profession. Fears have been further fuelled by the questionable levels of competency that now prevail at some of the firms which have seen ...
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