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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Ana Celidonio

Ana Celidonio

Ana Celidonio’s specialism includes patents, business secrets, biotechnology, designs and plant varieties. She graduated with…

  • Partner
  • Lobo de Rizzo
  • Brazil

Christine Kanz

Christine Kanz

Christine Kanz has worked as an attorney since 1998. Although she has primarily focused on international patent litigation in…

  • Partner
  • Hoyng Rokh Monegier
  • Germany

Claudia Milbradt

Claudia Milbradt

Claudia Milbradt heads the German IP practice of Clifford Chance, specializing in patent and trade mark litigation and strategic…

  • Partner
  • Clifford Chance
  • Germany

Eldora Ellison

Eldora Ellison

Eldora Ellison is a director at Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox in the biotechnology and chemical and trial and appellate practice…

  • Director
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis

Gunars Gaikis is a pre-eminent and pioneering leader in life sciences IP. He has particularly focused on patent, regulatory and…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

Heidi Lindner

Heidi Lindner

Heidi Lindner is a founding partner and head of the patent litigation department at Arochi & Lindner. She has experience in patent…

  • Founding Partner
  • Arochi & Lindner
  • Mexico

Inga-Lill Andersson

Inga-Lill Andersson

Inga-Lill Andersson is a senior European patent attorney who specialises in chemistry and biotechnology, focusing on protein chemistry,…

  • Business area manager, north Sweden
  • AWA Sweden
  • Sweden

Lara Dorigo

Lara Dorigo

Lara Dorigo represents and advises clients in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. She has particularly vast experience…

  • Counsel
  • Lenz & Staehelin
  • Switzerland

MaryAnne Armstrong

MaryAnne Armstrong

MaryAnne Armstrong is a partner at Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, and focuses her practice on prosecuting patent applications…

  • Partner
  • Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch

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

Nicola Dagg

Nicola Dagg

Nicola Dagg leads Kirkland & Ellis' intellectual property litigation practice in London. She has experience in the enforcement…

  • Partner
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • UK

Vladislav Ugryumov

Vladislav Ugryumov

Vladislav Ugryumov specialises his practice in patent litigation and prosecution and has extensive experience representing clients…

  • Partner
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia

David do Nascimento

David do Nascimento graduated with a bachelor of law from the University of Sao Paulo in 1967, and has since created a career…

  • Founding partner
  • David do Nascimento Advogados Associados
  • Brazil

David Masson

David Masson

David Masson joined Salans (now Dentons) in 2006 and has extensive expertise in all areas of intellectual property. He has represented…

  • Partner
  • Dentons
  • France

Dianne Elderkin

Dianne Elderkin is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Based in the firm’s Philadelphia office, her practice covers…

  • Partner
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • United States

Dimitrios Drivas

Dimitrios Drivas is the chair of White & Case’s global intellectual property practice group. He focuses on patent issues and…

  • Partner
  • White & Case
  • United States

Dominick Conde

Dominick Conde

Dominick Conde’s practice focuses on patent litigation matters and he has often represented clients in the chemistry, pharmaceutical,…

  • Partner
  • Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
  • United States

Donal Kelly

Donal Kelly

Donal M Kelly is a European patent, trademark and design attorney at FRKelly who represents clients in examination, opposition…

  • Partner
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland

Donald MacOdrum

Donald MacOdrum

Donald MacOdrum, a partner with Bereskin & Parr, has provided advice on intellectual property issues and acted as counsel in IP…

  • Partner
  • Bereskin & Parr
  • Canada

Dorothea Von Renesse

Dorothea Von Renesse began practising in IP in 1998 and became a partner at König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse in 2001. She studied…

  • Partner
  • König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse
  • Germany

Edmund Jason Baranda

Edmund Jason Baranda is a partner and executive at Baranda & Associates. The firm acts as Rouse’s associate firm in the Philippines.…

  • Partner
  • Baranda & Associates
  • Philippines

Eduardo Castillo San Martín

Eduardo Castillo San Martín

Eduardo Castillo San Martín is a partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados in the Madrid office and works in the firm’s intellectual…

  • Partner
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • Spain

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