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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Archana Shanker

Archana Shanker

Archana Shanker is a senior partner and head of the patent and designs department at Anand & Anand. She has experience in patents…

  • Senior partner, head of patents & design
  • Anand and 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. He specializes in patents, especially…

  • Chairman
  • Bury & Bury
  • Poland

Melisa Litvin

Having practised IP law for more than 17 years, Melisa Litvin has gained experience in all areas of IP including patents, trademarks,…

  • Founding partner
  • Litvin Marzorati Legales
  • Argentina

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
  • Chang Tsi & Partners
  • China

Sue Gilchrist

Sue Gilchrist

Sue Gilchrist is Herbert Smith Freehills’ regional managing partner in Asia and Australia. She has extensive experience in trademark,…

  • Head of IP
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Australia

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson is a partner at Powell Gilbert and advises clients on international IP enforcement and defensive strategies, appearing…

  • Partner
  • Powell Gilbert
  • United Kingdom

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
  • United Kingdom

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 focuses her practice on contentious…

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. He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1981…

  • 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 founder partner at Alfa Patent Stan Advoka and mainly undertakes the drafting…

  • Founder, partner
  • Alfa Patent Stan Advoka
  • Turkey

Barry Moore

Barry Moore

Barry Moore is a partner at Hanna Moore + Curley, where he works as a European patent and trademark attorney. He specialises in…

  • Director
  • Hanna Moore + Curley
  • Ireland

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