The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
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“A brilliant outfit with excellent attorneys, AWA is without a doubt a reliable and safe pair of hands for any instruction.” With over 370 specialists operating out of 20 offices across Europe and Asia, the IP dynamo stands out on the market for its technical diversity, strength in depth and strong international presence. In the high-tech, electrical and mechanical industries Sören Giver and Mattias Pierrou shine. Giver’s versatility makes him a valuable asset to local and global companies; he also has a profound understanding of US patenting processes and is well placed to advise on international strategies. A discerning choice for software patents, Pierrou has recently been filing, maintaining and prosecuting over 75 European patent applications for leading Chinese technology company BOE Technology, in order to protect its inventions and position in Europe. AWA’s skill set in the life sciences is undeniable, especially with five practitioners listed this year: Mikael Henriksson, Niklas Mattsson, Louise Jonshammar, Inga-Lill Andersson and Ulrika Munter. Medial Biochemistry PhD Henriksson possesses extensive knowledge of medical inventions and the laws surrounding them and can also be counted on to put in polished performances at the European Patent Office (EPO). Highly sought after as a technical expert in contentious proceedings, Mattsson is a widely respected figure in the field. He recently linked up with IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Jonshammar to map out all of Affibody’s intellectual assets, resulting in a rock-solid IP strategy that would bolster its overall protection through as many channels as possible. Jonshammar’s speciality is turning inventions into profitable business assets and is the perfect point of contact for start-ups and research institutions looking to make their mark in their respective industries. Former analytical chemist within AstraZeneca’s research and development (R&D) division, Andersson is an astute counsellor who never loses sight of her clients’ business objectives. “Munter demonstrates an outstanding capability of assessing portfolios in relation to their commercial relevance and advises in a way that reduces running costs and enables SMEs to build efficient and well-grounded dossiers that have significant commercialvalue.”