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 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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Claudia Milbradt

Claudia Milbradt

Claudia Milbradt is a partner at Clifford Chance and has worked there since 1999. She specialises her practice in patent litigation,…

  • Partner
  • Clifford Chance
  • Germany

Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis has more than 25 years’ experience in life sciences intellectual property litigation. He has particularly focused…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Inga-Lill Andersson

Inga-Lill Andersson

Inga-Lill Andersson is a senior European patent attorney who specialises in chemistry and biotechnology, focusing on protein chemistry,…

  • Partner
  • Awapatent
  • Sweden

Steven Garland

Steven Garland

With more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property litigation, Steven Garland has represented a range of clients in…

  • 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

Jiancheng Jiang

Jiancheng Jiang

Jiancheng Jiang is a managing partner at Wanhuida Peksung. In 1988, he registered to practise before the China Patent Office and…

  • Patent and trademark attorney
  • Wanhuida Peksung
  • China

Jim Ford

Jim Ford is a partner at Allen & Overy. He focuses on non-contentious intellectual property law, as well as strategic and commercial…

  • Partner
  • Allen & Overy
  • UK

Jochen Bühling

Jochen Bühling studied law at the University of Münster in 1992 and in 1999 received his doctorate with a thesis on “trademark…

  • Patent and trademark attorney
  • Krieger Mes & Graf v der Groeben
  • Germany

Joel Freed

Joel Freed is a partner at law McDermott, Will & Emery and is based in its Washington, DC office. He specialises in patent disputes,…

  • Partner
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United States

Joseph Taormino

Joseph Taormino has worked as a patent attorney at Hoffmann Eitle since 1994 and tends to focus his practice on opposition and…

  • Patent attorney
  • Hoffmann Eitle
  • Germany

Justine Wiebe

Justine Wiebe

Justine Wiebe is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais. She is experienced in the global clearance and protection of trademarks,…

  • Partner
  • Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Canada

Kari Simonsen

Kari Simonsen has been working in intellectual property law for more than 20 years, starting as an examiner at the Norwegian Industrial…

  • Partner
  • Onsagers
  • Norway

Keith Hummel

Keith Hummel

Keith Hummel has represented clients in the telecommunications, medical devices, computer hardware and software, pharmaceuticals…

  • Partner
  • Cravath Swaine & Moore
  • United States

Kristian Robinson

Kristian Robinson

Kristian Robinson is the managing director at Spruson & Ferguson Asia. He has extensive experience in patent prosecution and leads…

  • Principal
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Singapore

Kristina Cornish

Kristina Cornish

Kristina Cornish is a patent attorney at Kilburn & Strode where she specialises in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Her 2016…

  • Patent attorney
  • Kilburn & Strode
  • UK

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