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

Michael Burdon

Michael Burdon

Michael Burdon is a partner at Simmons & Simmons. He originally qualified in Australia with degrees in law and after moving to…

  • Partner
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • United Kingdom

Michael Knospe

Michael Knospe is a partner at Simmons & Simmons and has experience in patent litigation, trademarks, and unfair competition.…

  • Partner
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Germany

Michael Lucey

Michael Lucey is a co-founder of PurdyLucey and is a European patent attorney. He has more than 14 years’ experience in intellectual…

  • Co-founder
  • PurdyLucey
  • Ireland

Mike Chen

Mike Chen

Mike Chen began his professional career as a judge at the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Beijing First Intermediate Court…

  • Patent attorney
  • Kangxin Partners
  • China

Mila Federis

Mila Federis is a partner at Federis & Co. She represents clients in the pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, hotel, leisure, electronics,…

  • Partner
  • Federis & Co.
  • Philippines

Montiano Monteagudo Mondero

Montiano Monteagudo Mondero has been a partner at Uría Menéndez for over ten years. He focuses his practice on advising national…

  • Partner
  • Uría Menéndez Abogados
  • Spain

Naveen Varma

Naveen Varma is a senior partner at ZeusIP and has more than 13 years of intellectual property experience. He has experience in…

  • Partner
  • ZeusIP Advocates
  • India

Neil Coulson

Neil Coulson

Neil Coulson is an intellectual property partner at Baker Botts, with a broad-based practice focused on dispute resolution and…

  • Partner
  • Baker Botts
  • United Kingdom

Nick Redfearn

Nick Redfearn is deputy chief executive of Rouse. He has 25 years of experience as an IP lawyer and advisor in copyright, patent…

  • Deputy CEO
  • Rouse & Co International
  • Indonesia

Olaf Giebe

Olaf Giebe

Olaf Giebe is a partner at Klaka Rechtsanwälte. He has more than 25 years of experience in patent law including handling infringement…

  • Partner
  • Klaka Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany

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