Alexey Mikhailov

IAM Research

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Litigation is a central pillar at PATENTUS, which earns kudos from competitors for its formidable contentious capabilities. However, its offering is reassuringly well rounded: this year it has also been busy filing patents for players such as oil and gas firm Blackjack Production Tools, seafood producer Dalpromryba and medicinal chemical manufacturer Severnaya Zvezda ZAO. Handling all of these matters is head of patents and life sciences whizz Alexey Mikhailov, who is praised by peers as a “standout practitioner”; he draws on his enforcement nous to devise bulletproof patenting strategies. He recently teamed up with Dmitry Markanov to defend Northern Star Pharmaceutical company in an IP Court case which hit the headlines when the Eurasian Patent Office stepped in as a third party on the opposing side. Managing partner Markanov previously led the in-house IP department of a Russian automotive company and has acted in hundreds of IP Court cases over his storied career.

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