The Top 250 Women in IP (2016)

Welcome to the 2016 edition of the Managing Intellectual Property – IP STARS list of the Top 250 Women in IP (Top 250 list). Since its inception, this list has been dedicated to the recognition of accomplished female IP practitioners in the United States. This year’s addition takes into consideration female IP practitioners from across the globe. All those listed are also IP Stars in their respective jurisdictions.

Our research for the Top 250 list spanned four months – from November 2015 to February 2016. The research comprised interviews and surveys. The methodology is the same as our general IP Stars list. Together, these practitioners handle a broad range of IP work, including legal advice, litigation, prosecution and portfolio management, and their clients range in size and prominence from internationally recognised companies to start-ups.

Some of the practitioners listed this year have been featured in our article here.

 
Name Firm Location
Argentina    
Iris Quadrio Marval O'Farrell Mairal Buenos Aires
     
Australia    
Odette Gourley Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney
Marion Heathcote Davies Collison Cave Sydney
Lisa Lennon Gilbert + Tobin Sydney
Joanne Martin FB Rice Sydney
Sarah Matheson Allens Melbourne
Lisa Taliadoros Jones Day Sydney
Melinda Upton DLA Piper Sydney
     
Belgium    
Fabienne Brison Hoyng Rokh Monegier Brussels
Mireille Buydens Janson Baugniet Brussels
Ann De Clercq De Clercq & Partners Sint-Martens-Latem
Annick Mottet Haugaard Lydian Brussels
Florence Verhoestraete NautaDutilh Brussels
     
Brazil    
Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete Kasznar Leonardos Rio de Janeiro
Elizabeth Siemsen do Amaral Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira Rio de Janeiro
     
Canada    
Marijo Coates Deeth Williams Wall Toronto
Marguerite Ethier Lenczner Slaght Toronto
Dominique Hussey Bennett Jones Toronto
Nancy Pei Smart & Biggar Toronto
Kavita Ramamoorthy Deeth Williams Wall Toronto
Cynthia Rowden Bereskin & Parr Toronto
Allyson Whyte Nowak Norton Rose Fulbright Toronto
     
Chile    
Ariela Agosin Albagli Zaliasnik Santiago
Paulina Bardon Claro & Cia Santiago
Loreto Bresky Alessandri Santiago
     
China    
Linda Chang Rouse Shanghai 
Spring Chang Chang Tsi & Partners Beijing 
Zhen (Katie) Feng Hogan Lovells Shanghai 
Ai-Leen Lim AWA Asia Beijing
Rachel Li-Mei Tan Rouse Beijing
Deanna Wong Hogan Lovells Hong Kong and Beijing
Christine Yiu Bird & Bird  Shanghai 
Catherine Zheng Deacons Hong Kong and Beijing
     
Colombia    
Luz Helena Adarve Cardenas & Cardenas Bogota
     
Czech Republic    
Petra Korejzová Korejzová & spol Prague
Jana Traplova Traplová Hakr Kubát Prague
     
Denmark    
Susanne Høiberg Høiberg Copenhagen
Hanne Weywardt NJORD  Copenhagen
     
Finland    
Hanna-Maija Elo Eversheds Helsinki
Hanna Paloheimo Castrén & Snellman Helsinki
Kukka Tommila Eversheds Helsinki
     
France    
Sabine Agé Véron & Associés Paris
Laëtitia Bénard Allen & Overy Paris
Caroline Casalonga Casalonga Avocats Paris
Marina Cousté Reed Smith Paris
Rebecca Delorey Bardehle Pagenberg Paris
Nathalie Dreyfus Dreyfus Paris
Sophie Havard Duclos Laude Esquier Champey Paris
Isabelle Leroux Dentons Paris
Catherine Levalet Lavoix Paris
Aurélia Marie Cabinet Beau de Loménie Paris
Catherine Mateu Armengaud Guerlain Paris
Alexandra Néri Herbert Smith Freehills Paris
Isabelle Romet Véron & Associés Paris
     
Germany    
Kerstin Gründig-Schnelle Lichtenstein Körner & Partner Stuttgart
Christine Kanz Hoyng Rokh Monegier Düsseldorf
Andrea Lensing Kramer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Düsseldorf
Sandra Pohlman df-mp Munich
Sabine Rojahn Taylor Wessing Munich
Julia Schönbohm Linklaters Frankfurt
     
Greece    
Helen Papaconstantinou Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners Athens
     
Hong Kong    
Ella Cheong Ella Cheong Hong Kong
Gabriela Kennedy Mayer Brown JSM Hong Kong
Charmaine Koo Deacons Hong Kong
Jacqueline Lui Eagle IP Hong Kong
Annie Tsoi Deacons Hong Kong
Alison Wong Bird & Bird Hong Kong
     
Hungary    
Gabriella Sasvári SBGK Patent and Law Offices Budapest
Éva Szigeti Danubia Budapest
     
India    
Rachna Bakhru RNA Gurgaon
Archana Shanker Anand and Anand New Delhi
Prathiba Singh Prathiba M Singh New Delhi
     
Ireland    
Maureen Daly Beauchamps Solicitors Dublin
Patricia McGovern DFMG Solicitors Dublin
Carol Plunkett William Fry Dublin
     
Italy    
Julia Holden Trevisan & Cuonzo Milan
Elena Martini Martini Manna Milan
Gabriella Modiano Modiano & Partners Milan
Donatella Prandin Bugnion Milan
Paola Tarchini Studio Legale Sena e Tarchini Milan
     
Japan    
Kazuko Matsuo Nakamura & Partners Tokyo
Mitsuko Miyagawa TMI Associates Tokyo
Michiru Takahashi Jones Day Tokyo
     
Latvia    
Ruta Olmane Metida Riga
     
Lithuania    
Reda ┼Żaboliene Metida Vilnius
     
Malaysia    
Karen Abraham Shearn Delamore & Co Kuala Lumpur
Kherk Ying Chew Wong & Partners/Baker & McKenzie Kuala Lumpur
     
Mexico    
Laura Collada Dumont Bergman Bider & Co Mexico City
Karla Islas Dumont Bergman Bider Mexico City
Heidi Lindner Arochi Lindner Mexico City
     
The Netherlands  
Manon Rieger-Jansen Bird & Bird The Hague
Jacqueline Schaap Visser Schaap & Kreijger Amsterdam
Anne Marie Verschuur NautaDutilh Amsterdam
     
New Zealand    
Kate Duckworth Catalyst Intellectual Property Wellington
     
Norway    
Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer Wikborg Rein Oslo
Kristine Rekdal Bryn Aarflot Oslo
Anne Marie Sejersted Haavind Oslo
     
Poland    
Malgorzata Grabowska Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska Warsaw
Ewa Kacperek Hogan Lovells Warsaw
Alicja Piotrowicz Kulikowska & Kulikowski Warsaw
Iwona Sierzputowska Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska Warsaw
Krystyna Szczepanowska - Kozlowska Allen & Overy Warsaw
     
Portugal    
Ana Teresa Pulido PLMJ Lisbon
     
Romania    
Margareta Oproiu Cabinet M Oproiu Bucharest
     
Russia    
Margarita Divina Baker & McKenzie Moscow
Natalia Gulyaeva Hogan Lovells Moscow
Elena Solovyova ARS-Patent Moscow
Natalia Stepanova Gorodissky & Partners Moscow
     
Scotland    
Gill Grassie Brodies Edinburgh
     
Singapore    
Audrey Goh Viering Jentschura & Partner Singapore
Jo-Ann See Amica Law Singapore
     
South Africa    
Nola Bond Kisch IP Johannesburg
Gaelyn Scott ENSafrica Johannesburg
     
Spain    
Laura Alonso Hoyng Rokh Monegier Madrid
Mireia Curell Aguila Curell Suñol Barcelona
Sofia Martínez-Almeida Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Madrid
Carolina Pina Garrigues Madrid
Sonia Santos Grau & Angulo Madrid
Verena Von Bomhard BomhardIP Alicante
     
Sweden    
Karin Nordborg Danowsky & Partners Stockholm
Ann-Charlotte Söderlund Gozzo Advokater Gothenburg
     
Switzerland    
Nicola Benz Froriep Zurich
Natalia Clerc Isler & Pedrazzini Zurich
     
Taiwan    
Crystal Chen Tsai Lee & Chen Taipei
     
Thailand    
Darani Vachanavuttivong Tilleke & Gibbins Bangkok
     
Turkey    
Isik Özdogan Moroglu Arseven Istanbul
     
Ukraine    
Tatiana Gluhovskaya Konnov & Sozanovsky Kiev
Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson Pakharenko & Partners Kiev
     
United Kingdom    
Sara Ashby Redd Solicitors London
Claire Baldock Boult Wade Tennant London
Alexandra Brodie Gowling WLG London
Anna Carboni Redd Solicitors London
Tania Clark Withers & Rogers London
Nicola Dagg Allen & Overy London
Sally Field Bristows London
Penny Gilbert Powell Gilbert London
Rebecca Lawrence Redd Solicitors London
Morag Macdonald Bird & Bird London
Vanessa Marsland Clifford Chance London
Avril Martindale Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London
Jane Mutimear Bird & Bird London
Marjan Noor Simmons & Simmons London
Kate O’Rourke Charles Russell Speechlys London
Sophie Rich Herbert Smith Freehills London
Vicki Salmon IP Asset Partnership London
Katharine Stephens Bird & Bird London
Diana Sternfeld Fieldfisher London
Catherine Wolfe Boult Wade Tennant London
     
United States    
Sally Abel Fenwick & West California
Meredith Martin Addy Katten Muchin Rosenman Illinois
Jennifer Albert Goodwin Procter District of Columbia
Christa Anderson Keker & Van Nest California
Erika Arner Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Virginia
Stephanie Bald Kelly IP District of Columbia
Karen Ballack Weil Gotshal & Manges California
Katherine Basile Reed Smith California
Leora Ben-Ami Kirkland & Ellis New York
Jessamyn Berniker Williams & Connolly District of Columbia
Felicia Boyd Barnes & Thornburg Minnesota
Jane Politz Brandt Thompson & Knight Texas
Juanita Brooks Fish & Richardson California
Cheryl Burbach Hovey Williams Kansas
Amy Cahill Cahill IP Kentucky
Cristina Carvalho Arent Fox District of Columbia
Dale Cendali Kirkland & Ellis New York
Roxanne Christ Latham & Watkins California
Sarah Columbia McDermott Will & Emery Massachusetts
Jan Conlin Ciresi Conlin Minnesota
Karen Copenhaver Choate Hall & Stewart Massachusetts
Jennifer Coplan Sidley Austin New York
Pamela Cox Marshall Gerstein & Borun Illinois
Jennifer Dean Drinker Biddle & Reath District of Columbia
Mandy Wilson Decker Stites & Harbison Kentucky
Lisa Dunner Dunner Law District of Columbia
Daralyn Durie Durie Tangri California
Tracy-Gene Durkin Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox District of Columbia
Dianne Elderkin Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Pennsylvania
Roxanne Elings Davis Wright Tremaine New York
Eldora Ellison Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox District of Columbia
Vera Elson Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati California
Amy Everhart Everhart Law Firm Tennessee
Lisa Evert Hitchcock Evert Texas
Lisa Ferri Mayer Brown New York
Barbara Fiacco Foley Hoag Massachusetts
Claudia Wilson Frost DLA Piper Texas
Pamela Fulmer Fulmer Ware California
Susan Glovsky Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Massachusetts
Lori Gordon Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox District of Columbia
Natalie Hanlon Leh WilmerHale Colorado
Elizabeth Holland Goodwin Procter New York
Annette Hurst Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe California
Sharon Israel Mayer Brown Texas
Karen Jacobs Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell Delaware
Roberta Jacobs-Meadway Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Pennsylvania
Brenda Jarrell Choate Hall & Stewart Massachusetts
Heidi Keefe Cooley California
Cynthia Kernick Reed Smith Pennsylvania
Heather Kissling Marshall Gerstein & Borun Illinois
Sherry Knowles Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies Georgia
Lisa Kobialka Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel California
Holly Kozlowski Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Ohio
Rachel Krevans Morrison & Foerster California
Anna Kuhn Law Office of Anna Kuhn Texas
Teresa Lavoie Fish & Richardson California
Irene Lee Russ August & Kabat California
Lori Lesser Simpson Thacher & Bartlett New York
Joan Long Barnes & Thornburg Illinois
Leslie Lott Lott & Fischer Florida
Jane Love Gibson Dunn & Crutcher New York
Victoria Maroulis Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan California
Lisa Martens Sheppard Mullin California
Deanne Maynard Morrison & Foerster District of Columbia
Leslie McDonell Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner Massachusetts
Molly McKay McKay Patents Oklahoma
Tina McKeon Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Georgia
Linda McLeod Kelly IP District of Columbia
Heather Meeker O'Melveny & Myers California
Sonal Mehta Durie Tangri California
Mercedes Meyer Drinker Biddle & Reath District of Columbia
Denise Mingrone Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe California
Helen Hill Minsker Banner & Witcoff Illinois
Kate Murashige Morrison & Foerster California
Barbara Murphy Foster Murphy Altman & Nickel District of Columbia
Deanna Tanner Okun Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg District of Columbia
Cynthia Parks Parks Wood Georgia
Lisa Pearson Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton New York
Kathleen Petrich Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Washington
Jill Pietrini Sheppard Mullin California
Sasha Rao Maynard Cooper & Gale California
Claudia Ray Kirkland & Ellis New York
Leah Reimer Cantor Colburn Connecticut
Kecia Reynolds PIllsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman District of Columbia
Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures Marshall Gerstein & Borun Illinois
Pamela Ruschau Leydig Voit & Mayer Illinois
Margaret Sampson Baker Botts Texas
Janet Satterthwaite Potomac Law Group District of Columbia
Stefani Shanberg Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati California
Melanie Sharp Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor Delaware
Stephanie Sharron Morrison & Foerster California
Stephanie Skaff Farella Braun + Martell California
Jennifer Sklenar Arnold & Porter California
Claudia Stangle Leydig Voit & Mayer Illinois
Grace Han Stanton Perkins Coie Washington
Sabrina Stavish Sheridan Ross Colorado
Amelia Steindorff Reynolds Reynolds & Little Alabama
Allison Strickland Ricketts Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu New York
Marcia Sundeen Goodwin Procter District of Columbia
Judith Szepesi HIPLegal California
Monica Riva Talley Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox District of Columbia
M. Patricia Thayer Sidley Austin California
Colleen Tracy James Mayer Brown New York
Rhonda Trotter Kaye Scholer California
Julie Turner Turner Boyd California
Anita Varma Ropes & Gray Massachusetts
Cynthia Vreeland WilmerHale Massachusetts
Jane Shay Wald Irell & Manella California
Elizabeth Weiswasser Weil Gotshal & Manges New York
Dorothy Whelan Fish & Richardson Minnesota
Amy Wigmore WilmerHale District of Columbia
Jodi Rosen Wine Nixon Peabody Illinois
Nancy Wolff Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard New York