Managing IP's Corporate IP Stars 2019

Welcome to the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s Corporate IP Stars. This annual publication recognises in-house practitioners for their contributions to the protection and management of their company's IP assets.

This year’s list is based on the information obtained during the research for the 2019 edition of IP STARS (September 2018 to January 2019). During the selection process, we also factored in activities in the IP community and corporate social responsibility initiatives. IP STARS firm rankings and individual listings are subject to change each year. The Corporate IP Stars list for 2018 can be found here.

We know there are other individuals who deserve to be recognised so please do get in touch with your feedback or suggestions and we will can consider them next year. Please send your feedback or questions to research@managingip.com

Congratulations to all who made this year’s list.

About IP STARS

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. Managing IP has been researching and ranking firms since 1996. Our guide has expanded over the years, with more jurisdictions and practice areas now covered.

IP STARS is not a directory of all firms offering IP services and therefore there are many firms and individuals, including those that participated in the research, that are not ranked.

IP STARS publications are available in print (IP STARS Handbook) and online. The handbooks are widely distributed and copies can be found at industry events such as the INTA Annual Meeting. This year's Top 250 Women in IP, Corporate IP Stars and the general IP Stars can also be found in the handbooks. The Rising Stars list for 2019 will be published later this year; in the meantime, readers can find the 2018 list here

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AMERICAS

 

Name

Company name

Country

Eloise Maki 

3M

United States

Kevin Rhodes 

3M

United States

Lauren Rabinovic

Abbott Laboratories

United States

Adam Chiss 

AbbVie

United States

Dana Rao 

Adobe

United States

J Scott Evans 

Adobe

United States

Karen Robinson 

Adobe

United States

Rekha Hanu

Akorn Pharmaceuticals

United States

Paulo Fonseca Rosito

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Brazil

Todd Spalding 

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

United States

Brian Anderson 

Allergan

United States

Thomas Poche 

Allergan

United States

Dana Brown Northcott 

Amazon

United States

Scott Hayden 

Amazon

United States

Stephen Jadie Coates 

Amazon

United States

Chris Jacobs 

AMD

United States

Maxine Graham 

American Express

United States

Nathan A Machin 

Amgen

United States

Wendy Whiteford 

Amgen

United States

Olga Kalinina

Apotex 

Canada

David Melaugh 

Apple

United States

Noreen Krall 

Apple

United States

Scott Gelin 

Apple

United States

Tom LaPerle 

Apple

United States

Stephen Adams 

Applied Materials

United States

Laura Sansalvador

Arcor

Argentina

Rosanne Yang 

Ascena Retail

United States

Mariana Campanate Rodrigues

AstraZeneca

Brazil

Denise Lacombe

AstraZeneca

Canada

Brian Gaffney 

AT&T

United States

David Cho 

AT&T

United States

Steven Spears

Baker Hughes

United States

Todd Mikesell 

Ball Corporation

United States

Laura DeMoor

Baxter Healthcare

United States

Gonzalo Rovira

Bayer

Argentina

Aseem Mehta 

Bayer Healthcare

United States

Cheryl Chadwick 

BIC

United States

Luisa Bigornia 

BioMarin

United States

Todd Messal 

Boston Scientific

United States

Thomas R Kingsbury 

Bridgestone Americas

United States

Henry Hadad 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

United States

Scott Brown 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

United States

Mark Terrano 

Broadcom

United States

Ryan Phillips 

Broadcom

United States

Bradley Blanche 

Broadcom Corporation

United States

James Parsons 

Brocade Communications

United States

Dawn Atlas

Calvin Klein

United States

Kenichi Nagasawa 

Canon

United States

Rebecca Borden 

CBS Corproration

United States

Peter Cicala

Celgene

United States

Robert Feldman 

Citrix Systems

United States

Jeff Sears 

Columbia University

United States

David L Marcus 

Comcast Cable Communications

United States

Rouz Tabaddor 

CoreLogic

United States

Marcus Delgado 

Cox Enterprises

United States

Sara Hoverstock 

Crocs

United States

Sharon Barner 

Cummins 

United States

Carl Rowold 

Danaher Corporation

United States

Anthony Peterman 

Dell

United States

Cullen Pendleton 

Dow Chemical

United States

Michael Glackin 

Dow Chemical

United States

Sesha Kumar 

Dr Reddy's Laboratories 

United States

Kristi Wilkens Whalen 

E & J Galllo Winery

United States

Alexis Garcha 

E & J Galllo Winery

United States

Amber Leavitt 

eBay

United States

Rory Bens 

eBay

United States

Ryan Lindsey 

Edwards Lifesciences

United States

Donna Meuth 

Eisai

United States

Bruce Longbottom 

Eli Lilly and Company

United States

Manisha A Desai 

Eli Lilly and Company

United States

Robert Lee 

Eli Lilly and Company

United States

Steve Caltrider 

Eli Lilly and Company

United States

Laura Fritts 

Emory University

United States

Guy Donatiello 

Endo Health Solutions

United States

Chris Dunstan 

Ericsson

United States

Gregg Marrazzo 

Estee Lauder

United States

Jonathan Zerger 

Excel Industries

United States

Melody Schottle 

Exxon Mobil Corporation

United States

Debbie Segers 

Fidelity National Information Services

United States

John Ritsick

Flex Ltd

United States

Caldwell Camero 

Fluke Corporation

United States

Ali Ahmed 

Fresenius Kabi USA

United States

David Ayres 

Garmin International

United States

Sam Korte

Garmin International

United States

Diane Marschang 

Genentech

United States

Laura Storto 

Genentech

United States

Gretchen Stroud 

Gilead Sciences

United States

Patricia Thayer

Gilead Sciences

United States

Gillian M Fenton 

GlaxoSmithKline

United States

Mark Rachlin 

GlaxoSmithKline

United States

Stasia Ogden 

GlaxoSmithKline

United States

Catherine Lacavera 

Google

United States

John Colgan 

Google

United States

Michael Lee

Google

United States

Norma Castaneda Mendez

Grupo Bimbo

Mexico

Paul Vanasse 

Hasbro

United States

Vaishali Udupa 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

United States

Greg Ansems 

Honeywell International

United States

Cynthia Bright 

HP

United States

Owais Siddiqui 

HTC

United States

Vince Lam 

HTC

United States

George MacDonald

Hubbell

United States

RIchard Musgrave 

Husky Injection Molding

United States

Manny Schecter 

IBM

United States

William Noon 

Illumina

United States

Allon Stabinsky 

Intel Corporation

United States

Benjamin R Ostapuk 

Intel Corporation

United States

Andy Isztwan 

InterDigital

United States

Cheryl Tubach

J M Huber Corporation

United States

David Gooder 

Jack Daniel’s Properties/Brown-Forman Corp

United States

Diane Yee

Janssen 

Canada

Dean Garner 

Johnson & Johnson

United States

Jake Feldman 

Johnson & Johnson

United States

Kenneth Dow 

Johnson & Johnson

United States

Paul Coletti 

Johnson & Johnson

United States

Matthew Hult 

Juul Labs

United States

Ewa Abrams 

Kering Americas

United States

Kristin S Westgard 

Koch Industries

United States

Sid Venkatesan

Komline-Sanderson

United States

Maria K Nelson 

Kyocera International

United States

Thomas Onda 

Levi Strauss

United States

Hongsun Yoon 

LG Electronics USA

United States

Mini Bhatt 

Lupin

United States

Jay Paranjpe 

Magna International

United States

Nirav Raj D Parikh 

Masco Corporation

United States

Thomas McClenahan 

Masimo Corporation

United States

Colm J Dobbyn 

MasterCard International

United States

Michael Moore 

Mattel

United States

Rie Miyake

Mattel

United States

Shari Wollman

Mattel

United States

Angela Steele 

McDonald’s

United States

Chad Hanson 

Medtronic plc

United States

Guadalupe Crespo

Mercado Libre

Argentina

Gerard Devlin 

Merck Sharp & Dohme Co.

United States

Mary Morry 

Merck Sharp & Dohme Co.

United States

Jennifer Yokoyama 

Microsoft Corporation

United States

Brianna Hinojosa-Flores 

Microsoft Corporation

United States

David Killough 

Microsoft Corporation

United States

Elena Grimme 

Microsoft Corporation

United States

Robert Lytle 

Microsoft Corporation

United States

Brad Smith

Microsoft Corporation

United States

Erik Saarmaa 

MKS Instruments

United States

Steven Fabrizio 

Motion Picture Association of America

United States

Thomas Jenkins

Mylan

United States

Benjamin G Jackson 

Myriad Genetics

United States

Christopher Murphy 

NCR Corporation

United States

Chip Lutton

Nest 

United States

Andrés Eyzaguirre

Nestlé

Chile

Carla Britto

Netflix

Brazil

Bryce Coughlin 

Netflix

United States

Hilary Ware 

Netflix

United States

Jeremy Kaufman 

Netflix

United States

Brian Fogarty 

Nike

United States

Jaime Lemons 

Nike

United States

Kristen Downer 

Nike

United States

Devon Pritchard 

Nintendo

United States

Ron Antush 

Nokia

United States

Leticia Leon Gonzalez

Novartis

Mexico

Peter Waibel 

Novartis

United States

Jennifer Wuamett 

NXP Semiconductors

United States

Tiki Dare 

Oracle

United States

Amy Hulina 

Orexigen

United States

Sergio Barragan

PepsiCo

Mexico

Janet Silverberg 

PepsiCo

United States

Joe Ferretti 

PepsiCo

United States

Tricia Tompkins 

Perry Ellis International

United States

Jonathan Cullen

Pfizer

Canada

Maximilien Yaouanc 

Philip Morris

United States

Anna Dalla Val 

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation

United States

Ken Patel

Procter & Gamble

United States

Alex Rogers 

Qualcomm

United States

Kenneth Doroshow

Recording Industry Association of America

United States

David B Perry 

Red Hat

United States

Michael J Rider 

ResMed Corp

United States

Daniel H Shulman 

Reynolds Group Holdings 

United States

Mark Campagna 

Rovi Corporation

United States

Andy Block 

RPX Corporation

United States

Julia Pike

Sandoz

United States

Kevin R Hamel 

SAP

United States

Samir N Pandya 

SAP

United States

Sunjay Mohan 

SAP

United States

Ana Carolina Couri

Sarepta Therapeutics

Brazil

John Peterson 

Sequenom

United States

James Harrington

Shire

United States

Cynthia Greer 

Sirius XM

United States

Michael Edelman 

Sony Corporation

United States

Peter Toto 

Sony Corporation

United States

Barbara Quinn Miller 

Sony Pictures

United States

Phyllis Turner-Brim

Starbucks

United States

Adam Strauss 

Stryker

United States

Karen Holme 

Sunkist Growers

United States

Jessica Jamieson 

Takeda

United States

Josh Death

TD Bank

Canada

John Cheek 

Tenneco

United States

Colman B Ragan 

Teva

United States

Staci Julie

Teva

United States

Gillian Thackray 

The Clorox Company

United States

Dinisa Hardley Folmar

The Hershey Company

United States

Catherine Lemay

The National Research Council of Canada

Canada

Roger Kennedy 

The Walt Disney Company

United States

Theresa Conduah 

Toyota

United States

Kristin Manley 

Twitter

United States

Paul Brown 

UL

United States

Jonathan Stroud

Unified Patents

United States

Alasdair McMullan 

Universal Music Group

United States

Kerry Flynn 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

United States

Nathan Edwards 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

United States

Timothy Bedard

Visa

United States

Megan L Martin 

Warner Bros Entertainment

United States

Christopher D James 

Waymo

United States

Paul Leuzzi 

Weyerhaeauser Company

United States

Christian Dowell 

WhatsApp

United States

Christine Amatruda 

Williams-Sonoma

United States

Lisa McFall 

Workday

United States

Margaret Williams Walker 

Xerox Corporation

United States

David Alban 

Xylem

United States

 

 

 

 

ASIA

 

Name

Company name

Country

David Ho

Alibaba

Hong Kong

Jonathan Carter

APRA AMCOS

Australia

Eckatarina Vaz

Cipla

India

Susan Mcmaster

CSIRO

Australia

Rachanatorn Laohaphan

Diageo

Thailand

Nishant Sharma

Dolby Laboratories

India

Andrew Davey

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

New Zealand

Surajit Atha

General Electric

India

Emil Zhang

Huawei

China

Jason Ding

Huawei 

China

Iris Chao

Johnson & Johnson

China

Kyung Hwa Min

LG Chem

South Korea

Saeng-Gyu Jeon

LG Electronics

South Korea

Emma Press

Medtronic

Australia

Victoria Lovatt

Mundipharma

Singapore

Ping Chu

Nike

China

Rachel Porter

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

Australia

Brent Irvin

Tencent

China

Anna Gibson

Treasury Wine Estates

Australia

Faiz Rahman

Wipro

India

Haibing Wang 

Xiaomi

China

 

 

 

 

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

 

Name

Company name

Country

Toni Santamaria 

Accord Healthcare

Spain

Maya Rodal

adidas

Netherlands

Sarah Talbot

adidas

Netherlands

José Alfaro Martinez

Airbus 

Spain

Pieter van den Bulck

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Belgium

Federico Bueno Icaza

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Mexico

Edmund Wilkie

Apple

United Kingdom

Jakob Balling

Arla Foods

Denmark

Suzanne Oliver

ARM

United Kingdom

Ton van Hoef

ASML

Netherlands

Rebecca Giannotta

ASOS.com

United Kingdom

Matthias Schneider

Audi

Germany

Bobby Mukherjee

BAE Systems

United Kingdom

Calum Smyth

Barclays

United Kingdom

Diane Hamer

BBC 

United Kingdom

Richard Goddard

BP

United Kingdom

Charles Clark

Centrica

United Kingdom

Claire Prieur

Christian Louboutin

France

Morgane Peltier 

Christian Louboutin

France

Xavier Ragot

Christian Louboutin

France

Frank Landolt

Confo Therapeutics

Belgium

Florian Schleifer

Continental

Germany

Barbara Veldhuis-Stribos

Corbion

Netherlands

Wendy Pang

Danone

France

Katherine Tsang

Diageo

United Kingdom

Ana Suarez-Miles

Eli Lilly and Company

United Kingdom

Ivan Burnside

Eli Lilly and Company

United Kingdom

Mathias Hellman

Ericsson

Sweden

Peter Ericsson-Nestler

Ericsson

Sweden

Tessa Malamud-Cohen

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Israel

Nathalie Ruffin 

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Switzerland

Claire Bennett

Five AI

United Kingdom

Corinna Sundermann 

Fresenius Kabi

Germany

Gavin Lawson

Gilead Sciences

United Kingdom

Richard Easeman

GlaxoSmithKline

United Kingdom

Martin Sick Nielsen

Coloplast

Denmark

Vanni Volpi

Gucci

Italy

Bjorn Norberg

H & M Hennes & Mauritz

Sweden

Peter Yennadhiou

HP

United Kingdom

Matthias Sachseder

Huawei 

Germany

Belinda Gascoyne

IBM

United Kingdom

Paul Leaves

Imagination Technologies

United Kingdom

Susana Fernandez Martin

Inditex

Spain

Peter Berg

Infineon Technologies

Germany

Naoise Gaffney

Intellectual Ventures

Ireland

Cecilia Emanuelson

Inter IKEA Systems 

Belgium

Alfred Chaouat

InterDigital

France

Jeremy Holmes

IP Group 

United Kingdom

Susie Harris (Carr)

King

United Kingdom

Koenraad Wuyts

KPN

Netherlands

Perrine Delahousse

L'Oréal

France

Hadrien Huet

Louis Vuitton Malletier

France

Malek Hannouf 

Louis Vuitton Malletier

United Arab Emirates

Fidel Porcuna de la Rosa

Merck

Germany

James Horgan

Merck Sharp & Dohme

United Kingdom

Mark Hodgin

Mondelēz International  

United Kingdom

Jennifer Sunderland

Mylan

United Kingdom

Philippe Lucet

Nestlé

Switzerland

Eeva Hakoranta

Nokia

Finland

Jenni Lukander

Nokia

Finland

Clemens Heusch

Nokia

Germany

Adrian Howes

Nokia

United Kingdom

Galit Gonen-Cohen

Novartis 

Switzerland

Myrtha Hurtado Rivas

Novartis 

Switzerland

Sarah (Tawil) Barrès

Novo Nordisk

Denmark

Lucy Wojcik

Ocado

United Kingdom

Anton Druschits

PepsiCo

Russia

Hugo Sakkers

Philips

Netherlands

Mark Cruickshank

RBS

United Kingdom

Charlie Everitt

Reckitt Benckiser

United Kingdom

Sheila Henderson

Richemont

Switzerland

Jean-Marc Brunel

Safran 

France

David Lossignol

Sandoz

Germany

Nadia Spiccia

Sandoz

Germany

Stefan Einar Stefansson

Sandoz

Switzerland

Alessia Del Bianco

Sasol

South Africa

Lindesay Low

Scotch Whisky Association

United Kingdom

Beat Weibel

Siemens

Germany

Mattia Fogliacco

Sisvel Group

Luxembourg

Emily O'Neill

Spectris

United Kingdom

Catherine Hillaert-Prevost

SPI Group

Switzerland

Jan-Willem Goedmakers

Stamicarbon

Netherlands

Carsten Lous

Stokke

Norway

Nicolas Amelot

Syngenta International

Switzerland

Orly Alster

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Israel

Alpha Indraccolo

Teva Pharmaceuticals

United Kingdom

Tatiana Cordova Ocadiz

The Coca-Cola Company

Mexico

Lars Wallentin

Thule Group

Sweden

Alastair Gray

Tommy Hilfiger

Netherlands

Mark Bearfoot

Tommy Hilfiger

Netherlands

Aaron Smethurst

UCB 

Belgium

Mercedes Lara

Unilever

Spain

Sarah Orchard

Unilever

United Kingdom

Sebastián Chames

Viacom International Media Networks 

Spain

Jochen Meyer

Vodafone

Germany

Yann Elias

Wiko

France