The Managing IP Awards programme recognises remarkable achievements and developments in the past 12 months. The shortlist below is based on information obtained during the research for the 2019 edition of IP STARS (concluded in January 2019).
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Our awards programme changed in 2018. Read more about this and our research process below.
The EMEA Awards ceremony was held in London on March 7 and the Asia-Pacific Awards ceremony will be hosted in Hong Kong on March 20. All the shortlists and previous winners can be found on our dedicated awards page here.
Congratulations to all firms and attorneys shortlisted this year.
AMERICAS AWARDS 2018 – FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Patent Prosecution: Bereskin & Parr
Patent Contentious: Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Trademark Prosecution: Borden Ladner Gervais
Trademark Contentious : Gowling WLG
Copyright: McCarthy Tétrault
IP boutique: Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Outstanding IP practitioner: Gunars Gaikis, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Argentina Patent: Marval O’Farrell & Mairal
Argentina Trademark: Marval O’Farrell & Mairal
Argentina Copyright: Marval O’Farrell & Mairal
Brazil Patent: Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Brazil Trademark: Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
Chile Patent: Carey
Chile Trademark: Alessandri
Chile Copyright: Sargent & Krahn
Chile Anti-counterfeiting: Albagli Zaliasnik
Colombia Patent: Cavelier Abogados
Colombia Trademark: Lloreda Camacho & Co
Mexico Patent: Arochi & Lindner
Mexico Trademark: Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados
Mexico Copyright: Olivares
Peru Patent: Estudio Colmenares & Asociados
Peru Trademark: Barreda Moller
Latin America Firm to Watch: Berton Moreno + Ojam (Argentina)
Latin America Influential Individual: Heidi Lindner – Arochi & Lindner (Mexico)
UNITED STATES - NATIONAL
Patent Prosecution: Fenwick & West
Patent Contentious: Fish & Richardson
Trademark Prosecution: Kelly IP
Trademark Contentious : Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Copyright: Goodwin Procter
Appellate: Hughes Hubbard & Reed
International Trade Commission: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Life Sciences IP Litigation: Fish & Richardson
Plaintiff IP Firm: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Transactional Firm: Fenwick & West
PTAB: Fish & Richardson
Specialty IP Firm: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
US Firm To Watch: Caldwell Cassady & Curry
UNITED STATES - REGIONAL AWARDS
Patent Prosecution Northeast: Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Patent Prosecution South: Haynes and Boone
Patent Prosecution Midwest: Leydig Voit & Mayer
Patent Prosecution West: Fenwick & West
Patent Contentious Northeast: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Patent Contentious South: Haynes and Boone
Patent Contentious Midwest: Marshall Gerstein & Borun
Patent Contentious West: Fish & Richardson
Trademark Prosecution Northeast: Arent Fox
Trademark Prosecution South: Haynes and Boone
Trademark Prosecution Midwest: Dorsey & Whitney
Trademark Prosecution West: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Trademark Contentious Northeast: Kirkland & Ellis
Trademark Contentious South: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Trademark Contentious Midwest: Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson
Trademark Contentious West: Kirkland & Ellis
Copyright East: Goodwin Procter
Copyright West: Arnold & Porter
Read about the special award winners, including the individual practitioner awards, here.
Awards research process
The research for the awards was conducted by our IP STARS research team, with input from Managing IP’s editorial team. Each year our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys. Before compiling the shortlists, research analysts also review publicly available information (such as court or IP office data) and existing data we hold on firms. A firm can be shortlisted even if it did not make a submission. Participation in our research does not guarantee listing.
The research is rigorous and impartial. No firm can pay to be included or to influence the results. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research. The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP or rankings in IP STARS. Any firm, regardless of ranking, can win any of our awards. Learn more about IP STARS research at www.ipstars.com/general/about.
If you have any questions about the shortlists or research please contact the research editor Kingsley Egbuonu firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Adams (US editor) email@example.com
About our new awards programme
Managing IP's first awards ceremony (in 2006) was attended by more than 130 guests including the late Sir Hugh Laddie, who was presented with a lifetime achievement award. This industry-leading IP awards programme has expanded in recent years. Since 2008, we’ve held a Global Awards ceremony (excluding North America) in London and a North America ceremony in Washington DC.
Following feedback from guests, we changed the format in 2018: the coverage of our North America Awards expanded to include South America and the ceremony moved to New York City; the London ceremony (formerly the Global Awards ceremony) became the Managing IP EMEA Awards; and we launched the Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong. Among other things, this new regional format allows us to feature more award categories.