The Top 250 Women in IP 2023
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The Top 250 Women in IP 2023

The Top 250 Women in IP

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

Happy World IP Day! On this special day, celebrating women in IP, we are delighted to reveal Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP list for 2023.

This special annual 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. It is part of Managing IP's proud history of featuring women in the IP industry (read more here).

This year’s list features more than 30 jurisdictions across the world. The research analysts for our sister publication, IP STARS, produced this list. Please visit ipstars.comto see the rankings of these practitioners and their firms.

This list is among the research results we have announced for the 2023 edition of IP STARS and the Managing IP Awards programme. We have more research 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. Follow our research announcements here.

If you have questions, feedback, or suggestions, please send them to our research team. The team will begin research for the 2024 edition in September. Information about our research can be found here.

Congratulations to all the practitioners and firms recognised this year.


The Top 250 Women in IP 2023

First Name

Last Name

Jurisdiction

Mercedes

Bullrich

Argentina

Rebekah 

Gay

Australia

Elizabeth

Godfrey

Australia

Connie

Merlino

Australia

Cate

Nagy

Australia

Robynne 

Sanders

Australia

Siabon

Seet

Australia

Kellech 

Smith

Australia

Fabienne

Brison

Belgium

Ann

De Clercq

Belgium

Carina

Gommers

Belgium

Florence

Verhoestraete

Belgium

Tatiana 

Campello

Brazil

Marianna

Furtado de Mendonça

Brazil

Flavia 

M Murad Schaal 

Brazil

Isabel

Milman

Brazil

Flavia 

Rebello

Brazil

Melanie

Baird

Canada

Amalia

Berg

Canada

Shelagh

Carnegie

Canada

Julie

Desrosiers

Canada

Sana

Halwani

Canada

Alison

Hayman

Canada

Dominique

Hussey

Canada

Daphne

Lainson

Canada

Janice

M Bereskin

Canada

Eileen

McMahon

Canada

Lisa

Melanson

Canada

Sangeetha

Punniyamoorthy

Canada

Kavita

Ramamoorthy

Canada

Stephanie N 

Vaccari

Canada

Kristin

Wall

Canada

Donna

White

Canada

Justine

Wiebe

Canada

Ariela 

Agosin

Chile

Haiyan

Ren

China

Hatty 

Cui

China 

Aggie 

Liu 

China 

Carol 

Wang

China 

Lili

Wu

China 

Jing

Xu

China 

Alexandra Pu 

Yang

China 

Alicia

Lloreda

Colombia

Lone

Prehn

Denmark

Anette

Rasmussen

Denmark

Nina

Ringen

Denmark

Orietta

Blanco

Dominican Republic

Maria Cecilia

Romoleroux

Ecuador

Hanna-Maija

Elo

Finland

Hanna

Paloheimo

Finland

Jonna 

Sahlin

Finland

Sabine

Agé

France

Laëtitia

Bénard

France

Marie-Aimée

de Dampierre

France

Raphaëlle 

Dequiré-Portier

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

Wiebke

Baars

Germany

Yvonne 

Draheim

Germany

Sophie

Ertl

Germany

Astrid 

Gérard

Germany

Andrea

Jaeger-Lenz

Germany

Christine

Kanz

Germany

Miriam

Kiefer

Germany

Margret 

Knitter

Germany

Carola 

Onken

Germany

Sandra

Pohlman

Germany

Michaela

Ring

Germany

Karin

Sandberg

Germany

Cordula

Schumacher

Germany

Catherine

Zheng

Hong Kong SAR

Eszter

Szakács

Hungary

Katalin 

Szamosi

Hungary

Archana

Shanker

India

Deepa

Tiku

India

Wongrat

Ratanaprayul

Indonesia

Ann 

Henry

Ireland

Patricia

McGovern

Ireland

Olivia

Mullooly

Ireland

Aoife

Murphy

Ireland

Fiona

O'Beirne

Ireland

Laura

Scott

Ireland

Karen

Elburg

Israel

Rakefet 

Peled

Israel

Hadassa

Waterman

Israel

Stefania

Bergia

Italy

Donatella

Capelli

Italy

Simona

Lavagnini

Italy

Elena

Martini

Italy

Laura

Orlando

Italy

Elisabetta

Papa

Italy

Hitomi

Iwase

Japan

Shimako

Kato

Japan

Tomoe

Takahashi

Japan

Lorna

Mbatia

Kenya

Karen

Abraham

Malaysia

Linda

Wang

Malaysia

Laura

Collada

Mexico

Heidi 

Lindner

Mexico

Tamara 

Elmore

Netherlands

Laura

Fresco

Netherlands

Maria-Gemma

Huijnen

Netherlands

Jacqueline

Schaap

Netherlands

Florence 

Tordoir

Netherlands

Moïra 

Truijens

Netherlands

Anne Marie

Verschuur

Netherlands

Helen

Bellchambers

New Zealand

Jenni

Rutter

New Zealand

Lara 

Kayode

Nigeria

Ida

Gjessing

Norway

Kristine

Rekdal

Norway

Monica

Syrdal

Norway

Camilla

Vislie

Norway

Audrey

Williams

Panama

Adriana

Barrera

Peru

Vida

Panganiban-Alindogan

Philippines

Monika

Chimiak

Poland

Anna 

Pompe

Poland

Dorota

Rzążewska

Poland

Marta 

Alves Vieira

Portugal

Ana-Maria

Baciu

Romania

Meryl

Koh

Singapore

Catherine

Lee

Singapore

Michelle

Ng

Singapore

Lorraine

Tay

Singapore

Winnie

Tham

Singapore

Dina 

Biagio

South Africa

Nicky 

Garnett

South Africa

Leanne 

Mostert 

South Africa

Gaelyn

Scott

South Africa

Christine 

Strutt

South Africa

Sung-Nam 

Kim

South Korea

Vera Eun Woo

Lee

South Korea

Sofia Martínez-Almeida

Alejos-Pita

Spain

Laura

Alonso

Spain

Mireia

Curell Aguilà

Spain

Imogen

Fowler

Spain

Montserrat

Jané

Spain

Mabel

Klimt

Spain

Ingrid

Pi i Amorós

Spain

Carolina

Pina Sánchez

Spain

Sonia

Santos

Spain

Verena

von Bomhard

Spain

Karin

Cederlund

Sweden

Helena Wassén

Öström

Sweden

Sara

Sparring

Sweden

Cecilia

Tholse Rogmark

Sweden

Karin

Westerberg

Sweden

Lara

Dorigo

Switzerland

Lorenza

Ferrari Hofer

Switzerland

Eva-Maria

Strobel

Switzerland

Joyce

Ho

Taiwan

Gloria

Lu

Taiwan

Darani

Vachanavuttivong

Thailand

Nükhet Serra

Coral

Turkey

Özge Atilgan

Karakulak

Turkey

Yasemin 

Kenaroğlu

Turkey

Isik

Özdogan

Turkey

Selma

Ünlü

Turkey

Sara

Holder

United Arab Emirates

Melissa

Murray

United Arab Emirates

Rachel

Alexander

United Kingdom (England)

Sally

Britton

United Kingdom (England)

Alexandra

Brodie

United Kingdom (England)

Liz

Cohen

United Kingdom (England)

Nicola

Dagg

United Kingdom (England)

Virginia

Driver

United Kingdom (England)

Penny

Gilbert

United Kingdom (England)

Tamsin

Holman

United Kingdom (England)

Carrollanne

Lindley

United Kingdom (England)

Caroline

Marshall

United Kingdom (England)

Kate

O’Rourke

United Kingdom (England)

Shireen 

Peermohamed

United Kingdom (England)

Emma

Pitcher

United Kingdom (England)

Arty

Rajendra

United Kingdom (England)

Katharine

Stephens

United Kingdom (England)

Clare 

Tunstall

United Kingdom (England)

Catherine

Wiseman

United Kingdom (England)

Sarah

Wright

United Kingdom (England)

Karen 

Veitch

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Kristin

Achterhof

United States

Meredith Martin

Addy

United States

Andrea

Anderson

United States

Erika

Arner

United States

Stephanie

Bald

United States

Megan

Bannigan

United States

Katherine

Basile

United States

Amelia Feulner

Baur

United States

Shannon

Bloodworth

United States

Margaret

Brivanlou

United States

Juanita

Brooks

United States

Dale

Cendali

United States

Fangli

Chen

United States

Arlene

Chow

United States

Pamela

Church

United States

Sarah Chapin

Columbia

United States

Jennifer Ko

Craft

United States

Denise

De Mory

United States

Mandy Wilson

Decker

United States

Bindu

Donovan

United States

Daralyn

Durie

United States

Eldora

Ellison

United States

Hannah

England

United States

Lisa

Ferri

United States

Dyan

Finguerra-DuCharme

United States

Deborah

Fishman

United States

Ching-Lee

Fukuda

United States

Anne Shea

Gaza

United States

Kirsten

Grüneberg

United States

Katherine

Helm

United States

Elizabeth

Holland

United States

Melanie

Howard

United States

Sharon

Israel

United States

Brenda

Jarrell

United States

Kirsten

Johnson

United States

Sherry

Knowles

United States

Anessa Owen

Kramer

United States

Christine

Lehman

United States

Tywanda Harris

Lord

United States

Jane

Love

United States

Victoria

Maroulis

United States

Salima

Merani

United States

Vicki

Norton

United States

Carla

Oakley

United States

Purvi

Patel Albers

United States

Lisa

Pensabene

United States

Sasha

Rao

United States

Terry

Rea

United States

Jane

Remillard

United States

Kecia

Reynolds

United States

Li-Hsien (Lily)

Rin-Laures

United States

Charan

Sandhu

United States

Resa

Schlossberg

United States

Terri

Shieh-Newton

United States

Allison

Strickland Ricketts

United States

Lorna

Tanner

United States

Miriam

Trudell

United States

Anita

Varma

United States

Alexandra

White

United States

Amy

Wigmore

United States

Deborah

Wilcox

United States

Virginia

Cervieri

Uruguay

Linh Thi Mai

Nguyen

Vietnam




Methodology

The practitioners recognised in this publication are selected from our IP Stars list for the year. When deciding who to select for the Top 250 Women in IP publication, our research analysts took account of all the available research information, especially data from firm questionnaire and surveys, obtained for the IP STARS rankings and Managing IP Awards programme. 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 2022 list here.

Read more about our research methodology for the practitioner rankings here.

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