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The Corporate IP Stars 2020

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Managing IP has revealed this year’s Corporate IP Stars list, an annual publication which recognises in-house practitioners

Managing IP’s Corporate IP Stars list is an annual publication which recognises in-house practitioners for their contributions to the protection and management of their company's IP assets and/or influence in the IP community. The list is separate from Managing IP’s 50 Most Influential People in IP.

Below is our confirmed Corporate IP Stars list for 2020/21. We will now start creating practitioner profiles on IP STARS’ website (www.ipstars.com) to allow us to follow and publish more information about them.

We know there are other individuals who deserve to be recognised; if you have suggestions, please send them to research@managingip.com and we will consider them for next year’s list. Please also contact us if you have questions or need the Corporate IP Star ranking logo.

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

Americas

Name

Company Name

Kevin Rhodes 

3M

Alejandra Tironi Guerra

Abbott Laboratories

Adam Chiss 

AbbVie

Sara Vanderhoff

adidas

Dana Rao 

Adobe

J Scott Evans 

Adobe

Karen Robinson 

Adobe

Rekha Hanu

Akorn Pharmaceuticals

Todd Spalding 

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Brian Anderson 

Allergan

Thomas Poche 

Allergan

Dana Brown Northcott 

Amazon

Scott Hayden 

Amazon

Chris Jacobs 

AMD

Maxine Graham 

American Express

Nathan A Machin 

Amgen

Wendy Whiteford 

Amgen

Lars Taavola

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Amy Hulina 

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Federico Bueno Icaza

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Olga Kalinina

Apotex

David Melaugh 

Apple

Noreen Krall 

Apple

Scott Gelin 

Apple

Tom LaPerle 

Apple

Stephen Adams 

Applied Materials

Rosanne Yang 

Ascena Retail

Denise Lacombe

AstraZeneca

Brian Gaffney 

AT&T

David Cho 

AT&T

Steven Spears

Baker Hughes

Todd Mikesell 

Ball Corporation

Keith Agisim

Bank of America

Laura DeMoor

Baxter Healthcare

Gonzalo Rovira

Bayer

Jacqueline De Gagné

Bayer

Aseem Mehta 

Bayer Healthcare

Cheryl Chadwick 

BIC

Luisa Bigornia 

BioMarin

Todd Messal 

Boston Scientific

Thomas R Kingsbury 

Bridgestone Americas

Henry Hadad 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Scott Brown 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mark Terrano 

Broadcom

Ryan Phillips 

Broadcom

Bradley Blanche 

Broadcom

Dawn Atlas

Calvin Klein

Rebecca Borden 

CBS Corproration

Kenneth Dow 

Century Therapeutics

Robert Feldman 

Citrix Systems

Jeff Sears 

Columbia University

David L Marcus 

Comcast Cable Communications

Rouz Tabaddor 

CoreLogic

Marcus Delgado 

Cox Enterprises

Shelby Walker

CRISPR Therapeutics

Sara Hoverstock 

Crocs

Sharon Barner 

Cummins

Carl Rowold 

Danaher Corporation

Anthony Peterman 

Dell

Theresa Conduah 

dosist

Cullen Pendleton 

Dow Chemical

Michael Glackin 

Dow Chemical

Sesha Kumar

Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Kristi Wilkens Whalen 

E & J Gallo Winery

Alexis Garcha 

E & J Gallo Winery

Amber Leavitt 

eBay

AnneMarie Kaiser

Edwards Lifesciences

Donna Meuth 

Eisai

Paul Gagnon

Element AI

Bruce Longbottom 

Eli Lilly and Company

Steven Caltrider 

Eli Lilly and Company

Laura Fritts 

Emory University

Guy Donatiello 

Endo Pharmaceuticals

Roy Maharaj

Ericsson

Gregg Marrazzo 

Estée Lauder Companies

Rita Odin

Estée Lauder Companies

Jonathan Zerger 

Excel Industries

Isabelle Chabot

EXFO

Melody Schottle 

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Debbie Segers 

Fidelity National Information Services

John Ritsick

Flex Ltd

Caldwell Camero 

Fluke Corporation

Greg Brown

Ford Motor Company

Ali Ahmed 

Fresenius Kabi USA

David Ayres 

Garmin International

Sam Korte

Garmin International

Laura Storto 

Genentech

Charles Wong

Genentech

Laurie Hill

Genentech

Michael Lee

General Motors

Gretchen Stroud 

Gilead Sciences

Patricia Thayer

Gilead Sciences

Gillian M Fenton 

GlaxoSmithKline

Mark Rachlin 

GlaxoSmithKline

Stasia Ogden 

GlaxoSmithKline

John Colgan 

Google

Michael Lee

Google

Catherine Lacavera 

Google

Paul Vanasse 

Hasbro

Vaishali Udupa 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Victoria Heppell

Hoffmann-La Roche

Greg Ansems 

Honeywell International

Jason Skinder

Honeywell International

Cynthia Bright 

HP

Owais Siddiqui 

HTC

Vince Lam 

HTC

George Macdonald

Hubbell

Richard "Rick" Musgrave 

Husky Injection Molding

Manny Schecter 

IBM

John Flynn

IBM

William Noon 

Illumina

Allon Stabinsky 

Intel Corporation

Benjamin R Ostapuk 

Intel Corporation

Andrew Isztwan 

InterDigital Communications

Cheryl Tubach

J M Huber Corporation

Diane Yee

Janssen

Dean (Bo) Garner 

Johnson & Johnson

Jake Feldman 

Johnson & Johnson

Paul Coletti 

Johnson & Johnson

Matthew Hult 

Juul Labs

Ewa Abrams 

Kering Americas

Kristin S Westgard 

Koch Industries

Maria K Nelson 

Kyocera International

John Peterson 

LabCorp

Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez

LEGO Group

Hongsun Yoon 

LG Electronics USA

Mini Bhatt 

Lupin

Jay Paranjpe 

Magna International

Nirav Raj Parikh 

Masco Corporation

Thomas McClenahan 

Masimo Corporation

Colm J Dobbyn 

MasterCard Worldwide

Michael Moore 

Mattel

Shari Wollman

Mattel

Angela Steele 

McDonald’s

Chad Hanson 

Medtronic

Guadalupe Garcia Crespo

Mercado Libre

Andrew Vu

Mercedes-Benz North America

Gerard Devlin 

Merck Sharp & Dohme Co

Mary Morry 

Merck Sharp & Dohme Co

Jennifer Yokoyama 

Microsoft Corporation

Brianna Hinojosa-Smith 

Microsoft Corporation

Elena Grimme 

Microsoft Corporation

Robert Lytle 

Microsoft Corporation

Brad Smith

Microsoft Corporation

Erik Saarmaa 

MKS Instruments

Thomas Jenkins

Mylan

Benjamin G Jackson 

Myriad Genetics

Christopher Murphy 

NCR Corporation

Chip Lutton

Nest

Bryce Coughlin 

Netflix

Hilary Ware 

Netflix

Jeremy Kaufman 

Netflix

Barbara Quinn Miller 

Netflix

Brian Fogarty 

Nike

Jaime Lemons 

Nike

Kristen Knecht Downer 

Nike

Devon Pritchard 

Nintendo

Ron Antush 

Nokia

Corey Salsberg

Novartis

Peter Waibel 

Novartis

James Parsons 

Nutanix

Jennifer Wuamett 

NXP Semiconductors

Tiki Dare 

Oracle

Sergio Barragan

PepsiCo

Janet Silverberg 

PepsiCo

Joe Ferretti 

PepsiCo

Tricia McDermott Thompkins 

Perry Ellis International

Jonathan Cullen

Pfizer

Ken Patel

Procter & Gamble

Alex Rogers 

Qualcomm

Anna Dalla Val 

Ralph Lauren

Kenneth Doroshow

Recording Industry Association of America

David B Perry 

Red Hat

Larry Coury

Regeneron

Michael J Rider 

ResMed Corp

Julia Pike

Sandoz

Maria Isabel Giacchetti de Moraes

Sanofi

Kevin R Hamel 

SAP

Samir N Pandya 

SAP

Sunjay Mohan 

SAP

Cynthia Greer 

Sirius XM

Alfonso Lúa

Sky México

Michael Edelman 

Sony Corporation

Peter Toto 

Sony Corporation

Phyllis Turner-Brim

Starbucks

Adam Strauss 

Stryker

Jessica Jamieson 

Takeda

Josh Death

TD Bank

John Cheek 

Tenneco

Colman B Ragan 

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Staci Julie

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Tatiana Cordova Ocadiz

The Coca-Cola Company

Roger Kennedy 

The Walt Disney Company

Gillian Thackray 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mark Campagna 

TiVo

Christian Dowell 

Twitter

Kristin Manley 

Twitter

Paul Brown 

UL

Jonathan Stroud

Unified Patents

Alasdair McMullan 

Universal Music Group

Charlotte Whitaker

USAA

Kerry Flynn 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Nathan Edwards 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Timothy Bedard

Visa

Megan L Martin 

Warner Bros Entertainment

Patrick Perkins

Warner Bros Entertainment

Van Nguy

Waymo

Margaret Walker 

Xerox Corporation

David Alban 

Xylem

Christopher D James 

Zoox

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Asia Pacific

Name

Company Name

Jonathan Carter

APRA AMCOS

David Ho

Alibaba

Jun Tan

Baidu

Jessica Chan

Burberry

Hideki Sanatake

Canon

Aarti Deodhar

Cipla

Nishant Sharma

Dolby Laboratories

B Dinesh Kumar

Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Andrew Davey

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Surajit Atha

General Electric

Vijayalakshmy Malkani

Hindustan Unilever

Emil Zhang

Huawei Technologies

Jason Ding

Huawei Technologies

Faiz Rahman

Infosys

Kyung Hwa Min

LG Corporation

Jeon Saeng-Gyu

LG Corporation

Victoria Lovatt

Mundipharma

Ping Chu

Nike

Fan (Kent) Yang

Novartis

Pankaj Aseri

Novartis

Daniel Yan

Philips

Kamal Sharma

Procter & Gamble

Zhang Xiaolin

Qualcomm

Daniel Shim

Samsung Electronics

Munish Sudan

Tata Steel

Yunyun Diao

Tencent

Naoki Yamamuro

Toyota Motor Corporation

Anna Olsen (Gibson)

Treasury Wine Estates

Louisa Xu

Treasury Wine Estates

Michael Yu

Unilever

Joseph Zhou

Xiaomi

Haibing Wang

Xiaomi

ZiAng Zhuang

Xiaomi

Oliver Hu

ZTE Corporation

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Europe, Middle East & Africa

Name

Company Name

Katherine Hinterberg

Abbott Laboratories

Toni Santamaria

Accord Healthcare

Christof Wolpert

adidas

Sarah Talbot

adidas

Charlotta Ljungdahl

Air Liquide

Olivier Gicquel

Airbus

Pieter van den Bulck

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Jakob Balling

Arla Foods

Daryl Bradley

ARM

Ton van Hoef

ASML

Michelle Jones

Astex Pharmaceuticals

Kai Brandt

Audi

Martin Siemann

Audi

Bobby Mukherjee

BAE Systems

Thorsten Dierkes

BASF

Tilman Breitenstein

BASF

Jörg Thomaier

Bayer Intellectual Property

Diane Hamer

BBC

Carola Beckmann

Beiersdorf

David Sugden

beIN Media Group

Claude Sprugnoli

bioMérieux

Jochen Volkmer

BMW

Jürgen Koch

Bosch

Richard Goddard

BP

Tracey Cooke

British American Tobacco

Scott Roberts

BT

Hanne Weywardt

Carlsberg Breweries

Lia Young

Caterpillar

Charles Clark

Centrica

Maria Pollick

Clariant

Martin Sick Nielsen

Coloplast

Guido Baumgartner

Coty

Måns Sjöstrand

Daniel Wellington

Frederik te Hennepe

Danone

Stephan Altmeyer

Deutsche Telekom

Katherine Tsang

Diageo

Rebecca Mitton

Diageo

Louise Butler

Diageo

George Sevier

Dyson

Ana Suarez-Miles

Eli Lilly and Company

Ivan Burnside

Eli Lilly and Company

Ellen Kristina Bergan (Rognlien)

Equinor

Gabriele Mohsler

Ericsson

Mathias Hellman

Ericsson

Peter Ericsson-Nestler

Ericsson

Yann Elias

Ericsson

Christian Loyau

ETSI

Beat Rauber

F Hoffmann-La Roche

Tessa Malamud-Cohen

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Nathalie Ruffin

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Rachel Cockburn Buhl

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Claire Bennett

Five AI

Corinna Sundermann

Fresenius Kabi

Gavin Lawson

Gilead Sciences

Richard Easeman

GlaxoSmithKline

Sophie Bodet

GlaxoSmithKline

Ralf Uhrich

Google

Beatrice Levy-Moulin

Groupe Renault

Rasmus Søby Dupont

Grundfos

Vanni Volpi

Gucci

Bjorn Norberg

H & M Hennes & Mauritz

Peter Yennadhiou

HP

Matthias Sachseder

Huawei Technologies

Georg Kreuz

Huawei Technologies

Belinda Gascoyne

IBM

Paul Leaves

Imagination Technologies

Susana Fernandez Martin

Inditex

Peter Berg

Infineon Technologies

Eeva Hakoranta

InterDigital

Alfred Chaouat

InterDigital

Jeremy Holmes

IP Group

Amanda Beaton

Jaguar Land Rover

Kana Enomoto

Johnson & Johnson

Stephane Hedarchet

JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

Ronald van Tuijl

JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

Riccardo Frediani

Kering

Jen Le Miere

Kymab

Jonathan Bamber

Liverpool Football Club

Nathalie Luis

L'Oréal

Delphine de Chalvron

L'Oréal

Hadrien Huet

Louis Vuitton Malletier

Malek Hannouf

Louis Vuitton Malletier

Sandra Georges

LVMH

Thomas Steffen

Medtronic

Fidel Porcuna de la Rosa

Merck Group

Stefan Horstmann

Merck Group

James Horgan

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Zeeger Vink

MF Brands Group

Mark Hodgin

Mondelēz International

Neil Trueman

Mundipharma

Jennifer Sunderland

Mylan

George Moore

Mylan

Olivier Corticchiato

Nestlé

Susanna Martikainen

Nokia

Clemens-August Heusch

Nokia

Dirk Weiler

Nokia

Adrian Howes

Nokia

David Lossignol

Novartis

Galit Gonen-Cohen

Novartis

Myrtha Hurtado Rivas

Novartis

Stanislas Barro

Novartis

Eva Kirstine Borgen

Novo Nordisk

Thomas Gipp

NXP Semiconductors

Lucy Wojcik

Ocado

Anton Druschits

PepsiCo

Lisa Ritchie

Philip Morris International

Laure Perset

Philips

Hugo Sakkers

Philips

Maaike van Velzen

Philips

Kevin Scott

Philips

Gautier Engisch

Procter & Gamble

Shelley Duggan

Procter & Gamble

Mark Cruickshank

RBS

Charlie Everitt

Reckitt Benckiser

Sheila Henderson

Richemont

Jean-Marc Brunel

Safran

Nadia Spiccia

Sandoz

Brenda Panichi

Sandoz

Stefan Einar Stefansson

Sandoz

Kim Simelius

Sandvik

Charlotte Falck

Sandvik

Olivier Herbreteau

Sanofi

Lindesay Low

Scotch Whisky Association

Beat Weibel

Siemens

Oliver Pfaffenzeller

Siemens

Florian Cordes

Sisvel Group

Brett Shelton

Sky International

Emma Campbell

Sky UK

Denis Verrey

SPEDIDAM

Benoît Galopin

SPEDIDAM

Catherine Hillaert-Prevost

SPI Group

Jan-Willem Goedmakers

Stamicarbon

Sergio Mariani

STMicroelectronics

Filip De Corte

Syngenta

Nicolas Amelot

Syngenta

Anna-Lena (Skarin) Wolfe

Tetra Pak

Orly Alster

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Alastair Sayce

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Alpha Indraccolo

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Stefan Sergot

The Premier League

Lars Wallentin

Thule Group

Stephan Wolke

ThyssenKrupp Intellectual Property

Mark Bearfoot

Tommy Hilfiger

Manisha A Desai

UCB

Bidemi Ademola

Unilever

Mercedes Lara

Unilever

Sarah Orchard

Unilever

James Berkeley

Unilever

Bernie McDonald

Vaccitech

Murielle Khairallah

Valeo

Sebastián Chames

Viacom International Media Networks

Jochen Meyer

Vodafone

Raymond Millien

Volvo Cars

Philippe Blanchet

Wiko

Juliane Buchinski

ZTE

Research methodology

The list was produced by the IP STARS research team, with input from Managing IP’s editorial team. This year’s list is primarily based on the information obtained during the research period for the 2020 edition of the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme (September 2019 to January 2020).

Before compiling the list, the IP STARS team reviewed available research data, including case studies submitted by law firms, recommendations by private practice and in-house practitioners, and publicly available information. We also factored in activities in the IP community and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The IP STARS rankings are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP or IP STARS. No firm/company or individual can pay to be included. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research, and participation does not guarantee ranking. All our rankings and listings are subject to change each year. Read more about our methodology here.

About IP STARS

IP STARS is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. The guide is an exclusive rankings publication: we do not rank all firms and individuals offering IP services.

Managing IP published its first legal directory in 1994 and rebranded it as IP STARS in 2013. The research for the guide covers a variety of IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, making it the most comprehensive and widely respected rankings publication in the IP industry. The IP STARS rankings are based on a weighted evaluation of information from different sources, including work data submitted by firms, independent research findings, and market feedback. Visit www.ipstars.com to learn more.

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