Who’s Who Legal brings together Andrew Shaughnessy of Torys, Jorge Grau of Grau & Angulo, Sabine Agé of Véron & Associés, Will Cook of Marks & Clerk, Charles Gholz of Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt and Pravin Anand of Anand and Anand to discuss industry focus, the trend of non-practising entities bringing cases, and changes to patent law and the legal market in their jurisdictions.
Scott Partridge and David Mika of Baker Botts analyse the future for US patent law, notably the curbing of lawsuits by non-practising entities:
"Of all the various legislative proposals made to date, some of which arguably harm traditional, legitimate enforcement activities in order to curtail the abusers, the customer suit problem is real and should be addressed."
Christopher Thornham and Paul England of Taylor Wessing take an in-depth look at recent uses of discretion when ordering injunctions in the UK and the spectrum of injunction options available to the Court.
"The judges in the Patents Court (and the junior IP Enterprise Court) and the Court of Appeal have discretion regarding the remedies they may order following trial and the past 12 months have seen creative use of this discretion when ordering injunctions."
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'.”
This year, we identify 670 practitioners from 356 firms who are considered leading lawyers in this field, following votes from clients, in-house counsel and fellow private practitioners.
Several firms stand out in our research due to the high number of inclusions they receive with Bird & Bird leading the way. The firm has 29 practitioners recognised across nine offices throughout Europe and Asia. Hogan Lovells performs impressively with 15 listings and Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner is our leading IP boutique with 11 individuals singled out. The firm is also home to our most highly regarded individual: Donald Dunner. He is one of 15 experts who stand out worldwide due to the number of nominations they received.
With the benefit of over 18 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global patents market.
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.
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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.