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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Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson is a partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh and is a qualified patent agent. She is often sought to provide…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Vladislav Ugryumov

Vladislav Ugryumov

Vladislav Ugryumov specialises his practice in patent litigation and prosecution and has extensive experience representing clients…

  • Partner
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia

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/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan is the founding and senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co, and has more than 30 years of experience in M&A, China direct…

  • Senior partner
  • Vivien Chan & Co
  • Hong Kong

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Ejvind Christiansen

Ejvind Christiansen

Ejvind Christiansen is a senior partner at Zacco and has worked there since 1968. He focuses his practice on patent litigation,…

  • Senior partner
  • Zacco
  • Denmark

Aušra Pakeniene

Aušra Pakeniene

Aušra Pakeniene is a partner at AAA Law and has experience in all areas of IP. She specialises in trademark, design and patent…

  • Partner
  • AAA Law
  • Lithuania

Louise Gellman

Louise Gellman

Louise Gellman is a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and is a member of Marques and INTA, sitting on INTA’s well-known…

  • Partner
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
  • UK

Simone Bongiovanni

Simone Bongiovanni

Simone Bongiovanni joined Studio Torta in 1989. He became an Italian patent attorney in 1996 and a European patent attorney in…

  • Managing Partner
  • Studio Torta
  • Italy

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Mark Gavin

Mark Gavin

Mark Gavin worked as a solicitor at Russell McVeagh from 1986 to 1993 and as a partner at Russell McVeagh from 1993 to 2007. He…

  • Partner
  • Anthony Harper
  • New Zealand

Maria Cristina Baldini

Maria Cristina Baldini

Maria Cristina Baldini is a senior partner at Studio Torta and has experience in all areas of IP law. She mainly focuses her practice…

  • Senior partner
  • Studio Torta
  • Italy

David Marsh

David Marsh

David Marsh is a partner in Arnold & Porter’s IP practice. Based in the firm’s Washington, DC office, Marsh’s practice focuses…

  • Partner
  • Arnold & Porter
  • United States

Robert Garrett

Robert Garrett

Robert Garrett joined Arnold & Porter in 1977 and has carved a career in copyright and communications law, including litigation,…

  • Partner
  • Arnold & Porter
  • United States

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