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

Johansson Folke

Johansson Folke

Johansson Folke is the director of the patent department at Papula-Nevinpat and is a partner at the firm. His intellectual property…

  • 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

José Massaguer

José Massaguer

José Massaguer is a partner at law firm Uría Menéndez and is based in the firm’s Madrid office. He joined the firm in 1993…

  • Partner
  • Uría Menéndez Abogados
  • Spain

Kasper Frahm

Having been with Plesner for the past 14 years, Kasper Frahm’s practice areas are trademarks, copyright and product imitations.…

  • Partner
  • Plesner
  • Denmark

Katia Manhaeve

Katia Manhaeve

Katia Manhaeve is a partner at Allen & Overy and has experience in all areas of intellectual property, with a focus on trademark,…

  • Partner
  • Allen & Overy
  • Luxembourg

Klaus Haft

Klaus Haft

Klaus Haft obtained his physics degree in 1997 and became an attorney in 2002. He advises on patent infringement litigation cases,…

  • Patent attorney
  • Hoyng Rokh Monegier
  • Germany

Laura Orlando

Laura Orlando

Laura Orlando is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, where she leads the Italian office. She focuses on IP and regulatory law…

  • Partner
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Italy

Leora Ben-Ami

Leora Ben-Ami

Leora Ben-Ami often represents clients in the biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices, and electronics…

  • Partner
  • Kirkland & Ellis

Marc Wallheimer is of counsel at Hogan Lovells’ Amsterdam office. He handles trademark, trade name, copyright and unfair competition disputes before D

Marc Wallheimer is of counsel at Hogan Lovells’ Amsterdam office. He handles trademark, trade name, copyright and unfair competition…

  • Of counsel
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Netherlands

Marcelo Oliveira de Souza

Marcelo Oliveira de Souza

Marcelo Oliveira de Souza is a telecommunications engineer and a qualified industrial property agent. He is the department head…

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