European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) had a busy 2016. Driven by a significant upsurge in interest from Chinese companies, the number of European patent applications rose to 296,000; with impressive new efficiency measures in place, some 96,000 patents were granted – a 40% increase on 2015.

Individuals

Anthony Albutt - D Young & Co LLP
Tim Andrews - Marks & Clerk
Juan Arias Sanz - ABG Patentes
Claire Baldock - Boult Wade Tennant
Anna Barlocci - ZBM Patents & Trademarks
Thorsten Bausch - HOFFMANN EITLE
Koen Bijvank - Brinkhof
Kristina Cornish - Kilburn & Strode LLP
Philip L Cupitt - Finnegan Europe LLP
Christopher Davies - Dehns
Grégoire Desrousseaux - August & Debouzy
Peter Finnie - Gill Jennings & Every LLP
Morten Garberg - HOFFMANN EITLE
Hugh Goodfellow - Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Peter Hale - Kilburn & Strode LLP
Charles T Harding - D Young & Co LLP
Johannes Heselberger - BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
Willem A Hoyng - HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
Hans-Rainer Jaenichen - Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
Reinhard Knauer - Grünecker
Simon Kremer - Mewburn Ellis LLP
Johannes Lang - BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
Cameron Marshall - Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Nick McLeish - Boult Wade Tennant
Heinz-Peter Muth - Uexkull & Stolberg
François Pochart - August & Debouzy
Leo Polz - HOFFMANN EITLE
Gwilym Roberts - Kilburn & Strode LLP
Rainer Röthinger - Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff
Lucy Samuels - Gill Jennings & Every LLP
Rohan P Setna - Boult Wade Tennant
Magnus Stiebe - BALDER IP Law SL
Joseph P Taormino - HOFFMANN EITLE
Sarah Turner - Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rainer Viktor - Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
James Ward - Haseltine Lake LLP
Jeremy Webster - Mewburn Ellis LLP
Simon Wright - J A Kemp
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