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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Philip Lapin

Philip Lapin

Philip Lapin is a partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh with more than 20 years of experience in all areas of intellectual…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada

Adar Bengom (Ortal)

After interning at Herzog Fox & Neeman from 2008 to 2010, Adar Bengom (Ortal) took a brief hiatus from the firm as she worked…

  • Partner
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman
  • Israel

Alan Ringwood

Alan Ringwood is a partner at Bell Gully and has experience in areas of intellectual property law such as trademarks, patents,…

  • Partner
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand

Alfred Macchione

Alfred Macchione

Alfred Macchione is a Toronto equity partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s technology, communications and IP group. He was called…

  • Equity partner
  • McCarthy Tétrault
  • Canada

Alistair Payne

Alistair Payne

Alistair Payne, a principal at Acuatus, has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law. He has represented…

  • Principal
  • Acuatus
  • Ireland

Anca Buta Musat

Anca Buta Musat has worked at Musat & Asociatii for 12 years. She joined the firm in 2003 as a senior associate and was promoted…

  • Partner
  • Musat & Asociatii
  • Romania

André Giacchetta

André Giacchetta

André Zonaro Giacchetta is a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. He focuses on litigation matters involving intellectual property…

  • Partner
  • Pinheiro Neto Advogados
  • Brazil

Andreas Lubberger

Andreas Lubberger

Andreas Lubberger was admitted to the Bar in 1989. In 2004 he left Linklaters to found Lubberger Lehment with Cornelis Lehment.…

  • Partner
  • Lubberger Lehment
  • Germany

Brigitte Chan

Brigitte Chan

Brigitte Chan counsels clients on trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing and enforcement. She is a partner at Bereskin &…

  • Partner
  • Bereskin & Parr
  • Canada

Charles Verhoeven

Charles Verhoeven’s skills extend to patent and trade secrets disputes and he has represented a number of internet and life…

  • Partner
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • United States

Christie Baty Hudgins

Christie Baty Hudgins

Christie Baty Hudgins focuses her practice on trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, client counselling, and…

  • Of counsel
  • Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
  • United States

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