Leaders Directory

WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world. The handbook lists over 1,500 lawyers across two volumes: over 900 individuals in the both the patent and the trademarks section (some individuals are in both). Stemming from a four month nomination period in which we sought views from 12,000 IP professionals, our research team vetted every nominated lawyer for suitability by exploring their work. This meant looking at practice history, industry expertise and notable cases, as well as any additional activities, such as writing and teaching responsibilities, which have allowed the lawyers to shape and influence other and future IP practitioners.

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Cordula Schumacher

Cordula Schumacher

Cordula Schumacher is a partner at Arnold Ruess and her expertise in IP law includes patent infringement and validity proceedings.…

  • Partner
  • Arnold Ruess
  • Germany

Mitsuko Miyagawa

Mitsuko Miyagawa

Mitsuko Miyagawa is an attorney-at-law admitted both in Japan and in New York. She has more than 30 years’ experience handling…

  • Partner
  • TMI Associates
  • Japan

Alexandra Bistline

Alexandra Bistline

Although Alexandra Bistline has only been practicing law since 2014, she has represented numerous high-profile clients at every…

  • Associate Attorney
  • Pirkey Barber

Ekaterina Tsimberis

Ekaterina Tsimberis

Ekaterina Tsimberis is a partner at Smart & Biggar. Her practice focuses on providing sophisticated trademark protection, management,…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

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Christian Appelt

Christian Appelt

Christian Appelt focuses on the counselling of SMEs in Germany and Europe in all aspects of intellectual property, especially…

Natalia Gulyaeva

Natalia Gulyaeva

Natalia Gulyaeva joined Hogan Lovells in 2000 and since 2004 has headed the firm’s intellectual property, media and technology…

  • Partner
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Russia

Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson is a partner at Smart & Biggar, a qualified patent agent and holds an advanced degree in chemistry. She champions…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

Nina Moshynska

Nina Moshynska

Patent and trademark attorney Nina Moshynska is a founder of Gorodissky & Partners Ukraine, where she also serves as managing…

  • Managing partner in Ukraine
  • Gorodissky & Partners Ukraine
  • Ukraine

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Marcos Morales

Marcos Morales

Marcos Morales’s experience has seen him act as the head of the legal division at the National Institute of Industrial Property…

  • Intellectual property legal director
  • Clarke Modet & Co
  • Chile

Colin Ingram

Colin Ingram

Colin Ingram is a partner at Smart & Biggar whose litigation practice spans all areas of intellectual property with a particular…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

Mark Evans

Mark Evans

Mark Evans has more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property law with a focus on providing sophisticated trademark…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

François Guay

François Guay

François Guay has practised intellectual property for 35 years and advises on litigation strategies. He has argued cases related…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

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