Please note that the research and results publication dates are subject to change. Firms and individuals will be informed in advance.

Research timeline

August: We will send out an email with details on how to participate in the research for the next edition. 
September 1: We start accepting firm submissions and conducting research including firm interviews and surveys.
October 31: Firm questionnaire and client referees submission deadline.
November: We will start obtaining feedback from clients.
February: We start publishing the results.
July: End of the research for the current year's edition.


Firms should start preparing now by collating IP case studies and developments. 

Please note that it is likely that we may send this invitation email to one of the IP partners and/or the marketing/BD team at your firm so please check with them first before contacting us. If your firm is not ranked and you would like to participate in our research please register your interest here

You can email research@managingip.com if you have not heard from us by September 9.

In the meantime, please familiarise yourself with the following pages:

IP STARS methodology

IP STARS FAQs

IP STARS research forms and guidelines

About IP STARS research

Results publication

We start publishing the results from February. However, this does not mean that we have stopped conducting research.

The firm rankings are published in the Managing IP magazine and thereafter on this website. Managing IP will also publish the shortlists for the Managing IP Awards. 

Firms and individuals will be informed about the awards and rankings. Keep up to date with our research and results publication by following us on social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) and regularly checking our news page (here) or sign up to our newsletter.