Influential Women in IP

WIPR Influential Women in IP provides a positive focus on the development and progress that women in IP have made in creating, protecting, and securing IP.

At World IP Review, we want to ensure that the women at the top of their game, as well as those climbing the ranks, are given the exposure and opportunities they deserve. So, as part of the WIPR Influential Women in IP project we have compiled a dedicated list of 80 women who have built some of the most successful careers in IP and 20 women who, with fewer than 10 years of practice, are already making waves in the industry. 

Interested in taking a look at our launch publication? You can find it here.

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Patricia McGovern

Patricia McGovern

Patricia McGovern is chairman and head of the intellectual property department at DFMG Solicitors. She obtained an honours degree…

  • Chairman
  • DFMG Solicitors
  • Ireland

Lisa Ritchie

As senior counsel for trademarks, copyright and designs, Lisa Ritchie leads a team responsible for Philip Morris International’s…

  • Senior counsel
  • Philip Morris International
  • Switzerland

Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon

Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon is a senior trademark attorney in the firm’s IP practice. For over 25 years, she has advised on and managed…

  • Senior trademark attorney
  • Kim & Chang
  • South Korea

Tomoko Iwai

Tomoko Iwai, executive vice president at Saegusa & Partners, advises clients on domestic and international trademark matters,…

  • Executive vice president
  • SAEGUSA & Partners
  • Japan

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Mahua Roy Chowdhury

Mahua Roy Chowdhury

Mahua Roy Chowdhury has almost 25 years of experience as a lawyer specialising in intellectual property. She is a founding and…

  • Principal partner
  • Royzz & Co
  • India

Micheline Gravelle

Micheline Gravelle is head of the life sciences group that consists of 16 professionals including patent agents and lawyers. Gravelle’s…

  • Managing partner
  • Bereskin & Parr
  • Canada

Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson helps innovators secure comprehensive patent protection for their chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology-related…

  • Partner
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Canada

Işık Özdoğan

Işık Özdoğan

Işık Özdoğan is a partner at Moroğlu Arseven and leads the firm’s IP team, serving a portfolio of long-standing, high-profile…

  • Partner
  • Moroglu Arseven
  • Turkey