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.

Interested in obtaining our WIPR Leaders handbooks? Find out more about the handbooks here.

Find a Leader

Applied Filters

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

Laura Burson

Laura Burson is a partner at Sheppard Mullin and based at the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on patent…

  • Partner
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • United States

Laura Whiting

Laura Whiting

Laura Whiting has extensive experience dealing with key contentious and commercial IP matters for clients in diverse industries,…

  • Counsel
  • Freshfields
  • UK

Lawrence Nodine

The former head of Ballard Spahr’s intellectual property litigation practice group, Lawrence Nodine’s litigation practice…

  • Partner
  • Ballard Spahr
  • United States

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

Leslie McDonell

Leslie McDonell

Leslie McDonell, managing partner of Henderson Farabow Garrett Dunner’s Boston office, provides strategic counselling to startups…

  • Partner
  • Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
  • United States

Liesbeth Weynants

Liesbeth Weynants

Liesbeth Weynants’ practice combines patent litigation and regulatory work with a focus on the life sciences sector. Her work…

  • Partner
  • Hoyng Rokh Monegier
  • Belgium

Lorna Brazell

Lorna Brazell

Lorna Brazell is an intellectual property partner at Osborne Clarke, with over 23 years of experience in the enforcement and defence…

  • Partner
  • Osborne Clarke
  • UK

Luca Trevisan

Luca Trevisan

Luca Trevisan is a co-founding partner at Trevisan & Cuonzo and has experience in patent disputes, litigation, enforcement, product…

  • Partner
  • Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati
  • Italy

Luiz Henrique do Amaral

Luiz Henrique do Amaral

Luiz Henrique do Amaral is an attorney at law and the senior partner of Dannemann Siemsen. He specialises in IP, commercial and…

  • Senior partner
  • Dannemann Siemsen
  • Brazil

Malathi Lakshmikumaran

Malathi Lakshmikumaran is a managing partner at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan. She has more than 30 years’ experience in genomics,…

  • Managing partner
  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • India

71 to 80 of 133 results

WIPR