Leaders Directory

WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world. The handbook lists over 1,700 lawyers across patent, trademark, and copyright practices. 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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Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis is a pre-eminent and pioneering leader in life sciences IP. He has particularly focused on patent, regulatory and…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

Elzbieta Traple

Elzbieta Traple

Elzbieta Traple is a partner at Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy and has experience in all areas of intellectual property…

  • Partner
  • Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy
  • Poland

Anna Stopinska-Slefarska

Anna Stopinska-Slefarska

Anna Stopinska-Slefarska has worked at Polservice since 1977, as manager of the trademark department since 1992, and as president…

  • President of the Board, Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • Polservice
  • Poland

Christine Kanz

Christine Kanz

Christine Kanz has worked as an attorney since 1998. Although she has primarily focused on international patent litigation in…

  • Partner
  • Hoyng Rokh Monegier
  • Germany

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Sally Gillis

Sally Gillis

Since becoming a lawyer in 1988, Sally Gillis has represented national and state governments, public corporations, universities,…

  • Partner
  • Eitan Mehulal Sadot
  • Israel

Axel Nordemann

Axel Nordemann

Axel Nordemann is a partner at Nordemann Czychowski & Partner in Berlin and studied law at the Universities of Göttingen and…

  • Partner
  • Nordemann Czychowski & Partner
  • Germany

Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson helps innovators secure comprehensive patent protection for their chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology-related…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

Jason Markwell

Jason Markwell

Jason Markwell is an intellectual property litigator who represents brand-name pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement…

  • Partner
  • Fasken
  • Canada

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Antonio Turco

Antonio Turco

Antonio Turco is a partner at CPST Intellectual Property, where he focuses his practice on litigation and counselling related…

  • Partner
  • CPST Intellectual Property
  • Canada

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart has been with Kilburn & Strode for nearly 15 years, and focuses his practice on all aspects of trademark law, particularly…

  • Partner
  • Kilburn & Strode
  • United Kingdom

Ralf Hackbarth

Ralf Hackbarth

Ralf Hackbarth works on intellectual property law and is a partner at Klaka Rechtsanwälte. He focuses his practice on trademark…

  • Attorney at law
  • Klaka Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany

Ana-Maria Baciu

Ana-Maria Baciu

Ana-Maria assists clients in various industries for more than 20 years. Before setting up Simion & Baciu, she has been heading…

  • Managing partner
  • Simion & Baciu
  • Romania

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