Steffen Leihkauf

IAM Research

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“Top-tier Jacobacci & Partners” offers reliable and trustworthy 360-degree assistance in intellectual property. “A firm of excellence in non-contentious engagements”, it always receives positive client feedback in terms of “quality of service and cost”. The ensemble combines more than 150 years of experience, 13 locations spanning Italy, Spain and France, and more than 100 specialists, to secure patrons’ IP rights. In the guide this year are Paolo Ernesto Crippa, Edgardo Deambrogi and Steffen Leihkauf. Chief patent officer Crippa has a brilliant grasp of complex technical details. He regularly leverages his extensive research expertise from his time at the National Research Council of Italy and at ABB Corporate Research, where he gained experience in Germany, Sweden and Italy. Software and electronics expert Deambrogi is appreciated by clientele for his “preparation, supportive attitude and immense knowledge of the system”. Enlisted by a spectrum of players from domestic companies and national research institutions to international conglomerates, he also boasts polylingual abilities, speaking Italian, English, French and German. Joining his colleagues in the guide this year, Leihkauf has immense expertise in structural steel designs. The civil engineer is regularly called upon for his extensive academic and professional knowledge in the field. 

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