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

Mark Abate

Mark Abate is a partner at Goodwin Procter and focuses his practice on trials and appeals in patent infringement cases. He has…

  • Partner
  • Goodwin Procter
  • United States

Mark Ridgway

Mark Ridgway

Mark Ridgway is a partner and intellectual property litigator in Allen & Overy’s London office. He was admitted as a solicitor…

  • Partner
  • Allen & Overy
  • United Kingdom

Markus Gampp

Markus Gampp

Markus Gampp is a partner in the intellectual property and technology group at DLA Piper in Munich. He heads the firm’s German…

  • Partner
  • DLA Piper
  • Germany

Marta Koremba

Marta Koremba

Marta Koremba is a partner and co-head of the IP team at Bird & Bird’s Warsaw, Poland, office. A patent and trademark attorney,…

  • Partner
  • Bird & Bird
  • Poland

Martin Black

Martin Black

Martin Black clerked for Judge Edward Cahn of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1988 to 1989,…

  • Partner
  • Dechert
  • United States

Martin Köhler

Martin Köhler

Martin Köhler has been an attorney since 1998. He focuses on patent infringement litigation and is active in trademark and design…

  • Partner
  • Hoyng Rokh Monegier
  • Germany

Matthew Laight

Matthew Laight is a partner at Bird & Bird and specialises in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He advises clients…

  • Partner
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy has more than 20 years of China and Asia-Pacific legal experience focusing on intellectual property. His notable…

  • Partner
  • MMLC Group
  • China

Max Ng

Max Ng

Max Ng is the managing director of Gateway Law Corporation and Gateway IP Services. He has extensive experience in trade marks,…

  • Managing Director
  • Gateway Law Corporation
  • Singapore

Max von Rospatt

Max von Rospatt

Max von Rospatt was called to the Bar in 1995 after studying at the University of Hamburg. He focuses his practice on patents,…

  • Partner, patent attorney
  • Rospatt Osten Pross
  • Germany

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