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Distinguished by its industry and business knowledge, Han Santos earns extended coverage in the IAM Patent 1000 this year courtesy of the addition of John Murphy, Glen Johnson and Andy Han. All three possess unique industry experience that contributes to a desired shorthand with inventors when assessing their prosecution and commercialisation strategies. Murphy spent years as the chief IP attorney at T-Mobile, where he built up a portfolio from zero to over 1,300 US patent assets; Johnson spent two decades in various in-house counsel roles, including Microsoft, cultivating his ability to think strategically at the global level. Han’s background at Applied Materials, IBM and Cisco Systems gives him a rare level of semiconductor, software and networking industry expertise. The trio join firmwide managing partner Patrick Santos and leader of the patent preparation and prosecution team Elliott Chen in the listings. Santos is another fount of insight and analysis regarding the software industry, and has inventions to his name and a CV that includes USPTO examiner and in-house developer experience. Chen is a top choice for telecommunications; he knows the area – not least thanks to his work on behalf of T-Mobile designing and developing a 5G portfolio.