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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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is a leader in Canadian business law with a singular focus – clients’ businesses. With an integrated network of offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, New York and Vancouver, our team of over 450 lawyers have the breadth and depth of experience to help to solve clients’ problems and provide the answers they need in all areas of business law, including intellectual property. Strength in intellectual property Osler is home to “a spectacular IP department”. Our top-ranked IP team is renowned for its diverse strengths, including excellence in IP litigation and – in particular – patent disputes. We have acted as counsel in complex ...
Eva Carlsson is a European patent attorney and a partner at Awapatent’s Copenhagen office, with an advisory role in patents. She works in the fields of mechanical engineering, building technology, medical devices and manufacturing technology. Ms Carlsson has wide experience with protection strategies, IP management strategies, validity investigations, freedom-to-operate analyses and patent litigation in Denmark, Germany and Poland. A major part of her practice is also dedicated to the drafting and prosecution of patent and utility model applications, design applications and registrations, including registered Community designs. Further, Ms Carlsson has comprehensive ...
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) – a single forum covering some 25 countries – is set to shake up the European IP landscape when it opens its doors in 2017. It will have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes involving European patents, meaning that just one claim and subsequent ruling could result in sweeping pan-continental relief: a prospect both exciting and alarming for firms and clients alike.The infrastructure will comprise a Court of First Instance – whose central division will be seated in Paris, with supplementary sections in London and Munich – a Court of Appeal and a Registry. Further, each contracting member state has the power to set up a ...
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