Simon Holzer of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal explores the impact of the Swiss Federal Patent Court a year on from its inception.
“Proceedings thus far have generally been concluded swiftly and the new Court has sometimes closed cases faster than some German District Courts with a reputation for being 'rocket dockets'.”
The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers has brought together four of the world’s leading practitioners to discuss the key issues facing lawyers today. Hong Kong- based Ella Cheong at her own firm, Fernando Triana of Triana Uribe & Michelsen in Bogotá, Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozlowska at DLA Piper Wiater in Warsaw and Cecilia Romoleroux of Corral & Rosales in Quito discuss their practices over the past year and the patent legal market in their jurisdictions.
With the benefit of over 17 years of independent research, encompassing thousands of votes from international clients and private practitioners, and hundreds of hours of interviews, Who’s Who Legal excercises the recent trends and developments in the global patent marketplace
With the benefit of over 17 years of independent research and encompassing thousands of votes from international clients and private practitioners, we identify the firms and individuals who stand out worldwide. Bird & Bird once again leads our research with an impressive total of 18 listings across nine of its offices throughout Asia and Europe. With 13 inclusions this year, Hogan Lovells demonstrates its strong position in the patent legal marketplace and leading IP boutique Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner has 11 lawyers singled out in this edition. European IP specialist firm Hoyng Monegier is represented by nine “first-class” practitioners, showing the firm’s commanding presence in the international patent marketplace.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the patent legal marketplace worldwide.
This year we highlight 588 patent lawyers from 315 law firms worldwide who have been voted as the best in the field.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the patent legal marketplace worldwide.
Our research has revealed 555 patent law experts in 54 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in the field.
Unlike many other sectors, the patent market has demonstrated its resilience in the face of the global recession. This can largely be put down to the nature and importance of patents themselves in protecting clients’ market share.
In this chapter we identify 33 leading practitioners from 21 firms. A number are based in Silicon Valley and Irvine - areas well known for their links to high-tech industry. We have focused our research on patent litigators.
Our research into the world's leading patent attorneys finds 391 practitioners in 52 jurisdictions with the technical expertise and business savvy needed to succeed in a field increasingly characterised by complex, multi-jurisdictional suits and multi-lingual client-partner coordination. We found three firms that lead the field for patent work: unsurprisingly they enjoy a strong presence in numerous international jurisdictions.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.