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The Top 250 Women in IP 2022

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Managing IP reveals this year's leading female intellectual property practitioners in private practice

We are delighted to announce the publication of Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP list 2022.

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. 

This year’s list features more than 30 jurisdictions across the world. The research was conducted by the research analysts for our sister publication, IP STARS.

We have republished the full list below. Click on any of the surnames in bold to read the practitioner's practice profile.

This list is among the research results we have announced for the 2022 edition of IP STARS. We have more 2022 edition content to announce in the coming weeks and months; for example, the Corporate IP Stars list (for in-house practitioners) will be revealed in September. Read about all the 2022 rankings here

If you have questions, feedback or suggestions, please send them to our research team. The team will commence research for the 2023 edition in September. Information about the research can be found here.

Congratulations to all the practitioners and firms recognised this year. 

 

 

The Top 250 Women in IP 2022

First name

Last name

Jurisdiction

Mercedes

Bullrich

Argentina

Iris

Quadrio

Argentina

Daneta

Crump

Australia

Nina

Fitzgerald

Australia

Elizabeth

Godfrey

Australia

Kate

Haddock

Australia

Connie

Merlino

Australia

Cate

Nagy

Australia

Siabon

Seet

Australia

Alexandra

Ciarnau

Austria

Patricia

Cappuyns

Belgium

Ann

De Clercq

Belgium

Isabella

Cardozo

Brazil

Laetitia Maria Alice Pablo

d'Hanens

Brazil

Marianna

Furtado de Mendonça

Brazil

Isabel

Milman

Brazil

Liliane 

Roriz

Brazil

Elisabeth

Siemsen do Amaral

Brazil

Melanie

Baird

Canada

Amalia

Berg

Canada

Julie

Desrosiers

Canada

Sana

Halwani

Canada

Alison

Hayman

Canada

Dominique

Hussey

Canada

Daphne

Lainson

Canada

Eileen

McMahon

Canada

Lisa

Melanson

Canada

Sangeetha

Punniyamoorthy

Canada

Kavita

Ramamoorthy

Canada

Kristin

Wall

Canada

D Lynne

Watt

Canada

Donna

White

Canada

Justine

Wiebe

Canada

Linda

Chang

China

Yujing 

Hou

China

Haiyan

Ren

China

Tina

Tai

China

Alexandra Pu

Yang

China

Bin 

Zhang

China

Alicia

Lloreda

Colombia

Camilla Rendal

Nielsen

Denmark

Anette

Rasmussen

Denmark

Nina

Ringen

Denmark

Katja

Sørensen

Denmark

Orietta

Blanco

Dominican Republic

Maria Cecilia

Romoleroux

Ecuador

Johanna

Lilja

Finland

Hanna

Paloheimo

Finland

Jonna 

Sahlin

Finland

Paula

Sailas

Finland

Kukka

Tommila

Finland

Sabine

Agé

France

Laëtitia

Bénard

France

Marie-Aimée

de Dampierre

France

Marianne

Gabriel

France

Florence

Gaullier

France

Nathalie

Hadjadj-Cazier

France

Sophie

Havard Duclos

France

Béatrice

Holtz

France

Anne-Charlotte

Le-Bihan

France

Catherine

Mateu

France

Cyra

Nargolwalla

France

Alexandra

Neri

France

Mahasti

Razavi

France

Hélène

Stankoff

France

Natalia

Berryman

Germany

Eva

Ehlich

Germany

Christine

Kanz

Germany

Miriam

Kiefer

Germany

Margret 

Knitter

Germany

Sandra

Pohlman

Germany

Karin

Sandberg

Germany

Anne Katrin

Schön

Germany

Cordula

Schumacher

Germany

Charmaine

Koo

Hong Kong SAR

Eszter

Szakács

Hungary

Archana

Shanker

India

Deepa

Tiku

India

Smriti

Yadav

India

Prudence

Jahja

Indonesia

Ann 

Henry

Ireland

Patricia

McGovern

Ireland

Olivia 

Mullooly

Ireland

Aoife

Murphy

Ireland

Fiona

O'Beirne

Ireland

Laura

Scott

Ireland

Dor

Cohen Zedek

Israel

Karen

Elburg

Israel

Hila 

Oz-Meyer

Israel

Hadassa

Waterman

Israel

Raffaella

Barbuto

Italy

Mariangela

Bogni

Italy

Donatella

Capelli

Italy

Simona

Lavagnini

Italy

Elena

Martini

Italy

Lydia

Mendola

Italy

Laura

Orlando

Italy

Mami

Hino

Japan

Minako

Matsuyama

Japan

Mitsuko

Miyagawa

Japan

Tomoe

Takahashi

Japan

Lorna

Mbatia

Kenya

Karen

Abraham

Malaysia

Charmayne

Ong Poh Yin

Malaysia

Laura

Collada

Mexico

Heidi 

Lindner

Mexico

Laura

Fresco

Netherlands

Maria-Gemma

Huijnen

Netherlands

Marlous

Stal-Hilders

Netherlands

Anne Marie

Verschuur

Netherlands

Penelope

Catley

New Zealand

Jenni

Rutter

New Zealand

Uwa

Ohiku

Nigeria

Ida

Gjessing

Norway

Ingvild

Hanssen-Bauer

Norway

Ann-Cathrin

Hoel

Norway

Kristine

Rekdal

Norway

Anne Marie

Sejersted

Norway

Monica

Syrdal

Norway

Camilla

Vislie

Norway

Gabriela

Tejada de Britton

Panama

Audrey

Williams

Panama

Adriana

Barrera

Peru

Divina

Ilas-Panganiban

Philippines

Marta

Kawczyńska

Poland

Dorota

Rzążewska

Poland

Ewa

Skrzydło-Tefelska

Poland

Ana-Maria

Baciu

Romania

Raluca

Vasilescu

Romania

Catherine

Lee

Singapore

Michelle

Ng

Singapore

Yvonne

Tang

Singapore

Lorraine

Tay

Singapore

Winnie

Tham

Singapore

Mariëtte

du Plessis

South Africa

Megan

Reimers

South Africa

Gaelyn

Scott

South Africa

Christine

Strutt

South Africa

Jihyun

Kim

South Korea

Ann Nam-Yeon

Kwon

South Korea

Keum Nang

Park

South Korea

Yoon Suk 

Shin

South Korea

Laura

Alonso

Spain

Imogen

Fowler

Spain

Montserrat

Jané

Spain

Mabel

Klimt

Spain

Ingrid

Pi

Spain

Carolina

Pina Sánchez

Spain

Patricia

Ramos 

Spain

Sonia

Santos

Spain

Verena

von Bomhard

Spain

Camilla

Hamrin

Sweden

Helena Wassén

Öström

Sweden

Sara

Sparring

Sweden

Karin

Westerberg

Sweden

Nicola

Benz

Switzerland

Natalia

Clerc

Switzerland

Lara

Dorigo

Switzerland

Eva-Maria

Strobel

Switzerland

Joyce

Ho

Taiwan

Gloria

Lu

Taiwan

Sukontip

Jitmongkolthong

Thailand

Nükhet Serra

Coral

Turkey

Özge Atilgan

Karakulak

Turkey

Yasemin

Kenaroglu

Turkey

Isik

Özdogan

Turkey

Selma

Ünlü

Turkey

Sara

Holder

United Arab Emirates

Joycia

Young

United Arab Emirates

Rachel

Alexander

United Kingdom 

Margaret

Briffa

United Kingdom 

Sally

Britton

United Kingdom 

Alexandra

Brodie

United Kingdom 

Liz

Cohen

United Kingdom 

Nicola

Dagg

United Kingdom 

Penny

Gilbert

United Kingdom 

Felicity

Hide

United Kingdom 

Tamsin

Holman

United Kingdom 

Susan

Kirsch

United Kingdom 

Carrollanne

Lindley

United Kingdom 

Caroline

Marshall

United Kingdom 

Heather

McCann

United Kingdom 

Jane

Mutimear

United Kingdom 

Marjan

Noor

United Kingdom 

Arty

Rajendra

United Kingdom 

Charlotte

Weekes

United Kingdom 

Catherine

Wiseman

United Kingdom 

Sarah

Wright

United Kingdom 

Jennifer

Arkowitz

United States 

Denise

De Mory

United States 

Hannah

England

United States 

Susan

Heller

United States 

Melanie

Howard

United States 

Heidi

Keefe

United States 

Victoria

Maroulis

United States 

Salima

Merani

United States 

Vicki

Norton

United States 

Carla

Oakley

United States 

Catherine

Polizzi

United States 

Sasha

Rao

United States 

Terri

Shieh-Newton

United States 

Rhonda R

Trotter

United States 

Juanita

Brooks

United States 

Lisa

Kobialka

United States 

Daralyn

Durie

United States 

Kalpana

Srinivasan

United States 

Andrea

Anderson

United States 

Mindy

Sooter

United States 

Stephanie

Bald

United States 

Shannon

Bloodworth

United States 

Deanna Tanner

Okun

United States 

Terry

Rea

United States 

Kecia

Reynolds

United States 

Monica Riva

Talley

United States 

Sherry

Knowles

United States 

Meredith Martin

Addy

United States 

Li-Hsien (Lily)

Rin-Laures

United States 

Mandy Wilson

Decker

United States 

Fangli

Chen

United States 

Sarah Chapin

Columbia

United States 

Barbara

Fiacco

United States 

Brenda

Jarrell

United States 

Rebecca

McNeill

United States 

Andrea

Reid

United States 

Jane

Remillard

United States 

Anita

Varma

United States 

Anessa Owen

Kramer

United States 

Jennifer Ko

Craft

United States 

Karen Artz

Ash

United States 

Megan

Bannigan

United States 

Margaret

Brivanlou

United States 

Arlene

Chow

United States 

Lisa

Ferri

United States 

Ching-Lee

Fukuda

United States 

Jane

Love

United States 

Lisa

Pensabene

United States 

Lisa

Rosaya

United States 

Allison

Strickland Ricketts

United States 

Dale

Cendali

United States 

Bindu

Donovan

United States 

Elizabeth

Holland

United States 

Elizabeth

Weiswasser

United States 

Sharon

Israel

United States 

Devika

Kornbacher

United States 

Purvi

Patel Albers

United States 

Erika

Arner

United States 

Kirsten

Grüneberg

United States 

Melanie

Mayer

United States 

Virginia

Cervieri

Uruguay

Linh Thi Mai

Nguyen

Vietnam


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Methodology

The practitioners recognised this year were selected from our general IP STARS list for 2022 (read about it here). When deciding who to select for the Top 250 Women in IP publication, our research analysts took account of all the available research information obtained for the 2022 edition of IP STARS as well as the Managing IP Awards. They can also select an individual based on their own independent research findings.

There is no special form or survey for individuals to complete in order to be considered for this publication. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research. No firm or practitioner can pay to be ranked. All our rankings are subject to change each year. See the 2021 list here.

Learn more about the research methodology for the practitioner rankings here.

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