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

Jason Chan

Jason Chan

Jason Chan focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial-related disputes in Taiwan. Before joining the firm he…

  • Director of litigation
  • Amica Law
  • Singapore

Jason Pang

As a well-respected IP lawyer in China, Jason Pang has extensive experience structuring IP strategies for clients. He advises…

  • Senior partner
  • Jincheng Tongda & Neal
  • China

Jay Yang

Jay Yang

Jay Yang graduated from Seoul National University with an LLB in 1977 and the University of Michigan Law School in the US with…

  • Attorney
  • Kim & Chang
  • South Korea

Jean-Christophe Troussel

Jean-Christophe Troussel

Jean-Christophe Troussel heads the intellectual property practice at Bird & Bird’s Brussels office. He has more than 25 years’…

  • Partner
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium

Jeremy Morton

Jeremy Morton

Jeremy Morton has over 25 years’ experience as an intellectual property lawyer and joined Harbottle & Lewis as a partner in…

  • Partner
  • Harbottle & Lewis
  • United Kingdom

Jesús Arribas

Jesús Arribas has been a partner in the Madrid office of Grau & Angulo since 2009. Arribas began his career with work experience…

  • Partner
  • Grau & Angulo
  • Spain

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

Johannes Lang

Johannes Lang

Johannes Lang has been a partner at Bardehle Pagenberg since 1999. In 1997 he became a qualified European patent attorney; since…

  • Partner, patent attorney
  • Bardehle Pagenberg
  • Germany

Johansson Folke

Johansson Folke

Johansson Folke is the director of the patent department at Papula-Nevinpat and is a partner at the firm. He has experience in…

  • Director of patent department, Partner
  • Papula-Nevinpat
  • Finland

Johnson Wang

Johnson Wang

Johnson Wang has been practising law since July 1998 and has experience in all areas of patent-related practices. He often counsels…

  • Partner
  • Jun He Law Firm
  • China

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