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

Omar Obeidat

Omar Obeidat manages the firm’s IP department, which covers territories including the UAE, Jordan, Qatar, and Egypt. He assists…

  • Partner and head of IP and competition
  • Al Tamimi & Company
  • UAE

Otto Licks

Otto Licks

Founding partner Otto Licks has established a solid reputation as a trial and appellate litigation expert, advising pharma, biotech,…

  • Partner
  • Licks Attorneys
  • Brazil

Paul Kretschmar

Paul Kretschmar

Paul Kretschmar joined Vossius & Partner’s trademark and design department in 2006 and became a partner in 2012. His core areas…

  • Partner
  • Vossius & Partner
  • Germany

Peter Hendrick

Peter Hendrick

Peter Hendrick focuses on international patent litigation and leads Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s international patent litigation…

  • Partner
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Netherlands

Peter-Michael Weisse

Peter-Michael Weisse focuses his practice on patent, trademark, unfair competition and utility model law. Since 1996 he has represented…

  • Partner
  • Wildanger
  • Germany

Petri Eskola

Petri Eskola

Petri Eskola is a partner at Backström & Co and has been dealing with intellectual property rights since 1993. In 1998 he began…

  • Shareholder
  • Backström & Co
  • Finland

Piotr Dynowski

Piotr Dynowski

Piotr Dynowski is a partner and co-head of the IP team at Bird & Bird’s Warsaw, Poland, office. He heads the office’s media,…

  • Partner
  • Bird & Bird
  • Poland

Rainer Schultes

Rainer Schultes

Rainer Schultes’ practice focuses on patents, trademarks, design models, domain names, copyright and anti-piracy. He has represented…

  • Partner
  • Geistwert
  • Austria

Ranjan Negi

Ranjan Negi

Ranjan Negi heads Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ IP practice. With extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious matters…

  • Partner, head of IP
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • India

Ravi Bhola

Ravi Bhola

Ravi Bhola is a partner and chair of the patent practice at K&S Partners and has considerable experience in patent protection,…

  • Partner
  • K&S Partners
  • India

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