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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POLSERVICE is one of the biggest patent and trademark attorney firms in Poland. The firm has been operating since 1964. POLSERVICE currently employs 43 patent and trademark attorneys (including 34 European patent attorneys) specialised in various areas of technology, law and finance, along with teams of experienced lawyers and professional translators.Areas of practice POLSERVICE provides a variety of services in all fields of industrial and intellectual property protection for companies and individual clients from all over the world. The main fields of activity include: patents, utility models and industrial designs; trademarks, trade names and geographical ...
Simon Holzer is a partner of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP team and is head of the firm’s patent and life sciences practice group. His practice focuses on patent litigation and advice. Dr Holzer has special expertise in the pharmaceutical sector. In particular, he has extensive experience in litigating major patent disputes, including strategic advice (eg, as part of cross-border litigation). He also advises and represents clients in other IP litigation and arbitration, in particular in the area of geographical indications. Dr Holzer is also very active in the area of life sciences regulatory law. Dr Holzer is a part-time judge with the new Swiss Federal Patent Court.
Celebrating its second birthday this year, Finland’s Market Court – now the sole first-instance forum for IP disputes – has generally been deemed a success. A few reservations notwithstanding, practitioners are keen to voice their appreciation of the speed of its decision making and the sophistication of its judges. Less positive is a growing feeling of uncertainty regarding the health of the market: the past year saw a decline in patent applications and a drop in pharmaceutical litigation. Despite these worrying trends, recent government support for new ventures in the burgeoning gaming and mobile app spaces has made real the prospect of a rally in the patent market; while ...
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