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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Bill Lister

Bill Lister

Bill Lister has a wide range of experience advising UK, US, European and global clients, with a substantial reputation spanning…

Bobby Smithson

Bobby Smithson

Bobby Smithson works closely with in-house patent departments of large companies, in the UK and overseas. He manages a diverse…

Julia Gwilt

Julia Gwilt

Julia Gwilt has worked in the patent profession for over 20 years, managing the patent portfolios of clients in both the UK and…

Parminder Lally

Parminder Lally

Parminder Lally joined the patent profession as a trainee in 2011, qualified as a patent attorney in 2015 and joined the Cambridge,…

Richard Bray

Richard Bray

Graduating with a first-class honours degree in physics, and with the highest marks in the graduating class, Richard Bray was…

Simon Bradbury

Simon Bradbury

Simon Bradbury is a partner at Appleyard Lees, focusing on patents in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors. His broad expertise…

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