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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Archana Shanker

Archana Shanker

Archana Shanker is a senior partner and head of the patent and designs department at Anand & Anand. She is an active contributing…

  • Senior Partner and head of Patents and Designs
  • Anand & Anand
  • India

Lech Bury

Lech Bury is a partner at Bury & Bury. He founded the firm with his son and has been listed as a European patent attorney since…

  • Partner
  • Bury & Bury
  • Poland

Marek Bury

Marek Bury is chairman of Bury & Bury, having founded the firm with his father in 2015. His specialises in patents, especially…

  • Chairman
  • Bury & Bury
  • Poland

Michiru Takahashi

Michiru Takahashi

Michiru Takahashi has experience in intellectual property and focuses primarily on trademarks, unfair competition litigation,…

  • Partner
  • Jones Day
  • Japan

Simon Miles

Simon Miles

Simon Miles is a solicitor and chartered trademark attorney at Edwin Coe. He works with clients on contentious and transactional…

Spring Chang

Spring Chang

Spring Chang is a founding partner at Chang Tsi & Partners, and is based in the firm’s Beijing office. She has more than two…

  • Founding partner
  • ChangTsi
  • China

Sue Gilchrist

Sue Gilchrist

Sue Gilchrist is the head of the Herbert Smith Freehills intellectual property practice in Australia. She has extensive experience…

  • Head of IP
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Australia

Adriano Vanzetti

Adriano Vanzetti

Adriano Vanzetti established Studio Legale Vanzetti e Associati in 1965 and has experience in all areas of intellectual property…

  • Owner
  • Studio Legale Vanzetti e Associati
  • Italy

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson is a partner at Powell Gilbert and has experience in all areas of intellectual property. He advises clients on Europe-wide…

  • Partner
  • Powell Gilbert
  • UK

Alison Simpson

Alison Simpson is a managing partner at UDL and advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with particular emphasis…

  • Managing partner
  • UDL
  • UK

Allen Tao

Allen Tao specialises in patent invalidation, litigation and dispute resolutions before administrative agencies and the courts,…

  • Managing Partner
  • Liu, Shen & Associates
  • China

Anna Carboni

Anna Carboni studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge before converting to law. She trained at Linklaters and qualified…

Anna Wolters-Höhne

Anna Wolters-Höhne’s practice includes both copyright and patent litigation. She has represented clients in the pharmaceutical,…

  • Partner
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany

Are Stenvik

Are Stenvik

Are Stenvik joined BAHR as a partner in 2011. Before joining the firm he worked as a professor of law at the University of Oslo’s…

  • Partner
  • BAHR
  • Norway

Arnaud Casalonga

Arnaud Casalonga is a senior partner at Casalonga and has worked at the firm since 2006. In 1978 he graduated with a master’s…

  • Senior partner
  • Casalonga & Associés
  • France

Bálint Halász

Bálint Halász

Bálint Halász is a counsel and head of the intellectual property group at Bird & Bird in Budapest. Working on contentious IP…

  • Counsel
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hungary

Baris Atalay

Baris Atalay

Baris Atalay, a qualified patent attorney, is a partner at Stan Advoka and mainly undertakes the drafting of patent applications…

  • Partner
  • Stan Advoka
  • Turkey

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