Welcome to the 2020 edition of Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP.

This special publication, which we launched in 2013, recognises some of the senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. The practitioners were selected from our general IP Stars list, which we announced in April.

This year’s list features more than 30 jurisdictions and different regions of the world. Below you will find the profiles of some of the practitioners that made this year's list as well as a summary of our research methodology. 

The Top 250 Women in IP list is among the research results we have announced for the 2020 edition of IP STARS. We have more 2020 edition results to announce in the coming weeks and months; for example, the firm rankings for patent work will be published in June, while the Corporate IP Stars list (for in-house practitioners) will be revealed in July. Read about all the rankings for this year here

We know there are other senior practitioners who deserve to be featured in the MIP Top 250 Women publication.If you have questions, feedback or suggestions, please send them directly to our research team and we will consider them next year. 

Congratulations to all the practitioners who made this year’s list.


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The full list

To see the full list on this website, select a jurisdiction and click on 'Practitioners' to find all the individuals that we have ranked this year, e.g. see the practitioners page for the United Kingdom (England) here. Alternatively, see the full list on Managing IP here.



The senior female practitioners recognised this year were selected from our general IP Stars list for 2020, which can be found on this website (e.g. see our practitioners page for Germany here).

When deciding who to select for the Top 250 Women in IP list, we took account of all the available research information obtained for the 2020 edition of IP STARS and Managing IP Awards.

There is no special form or survey for individuals to complete in order to be considered, and we can select any individual based on our independent research findings.

All our rankings are subject to change each year. Learn more about our research methodology here.