IP Ones to Watch 2023
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IP Ones to Watch 2023


Managing IP presents the third edition of its Ones to Watch list, profiling 22 in-house counsel on the rise

Managing IP is pleased to bring you IP Ones to Watch 2023: 22 In-House on the Rise, which showcases emerging talent in the in-house intellectual property world.

We have picked counsel who either have up to 10 years’ post-qualification experience or have only joined the IP ranks more recently.

Our 22 winners were whittled down from a long list of recommendations made in a survey that launched in early 2023.

Respondents were asked to nominate up to three junior or new in-house practitioners in their companies or other businesses.

Our journalists conducted thorough research to verify the nominees’ suitability and credentials, often speaking directly to the nominators.

Some of the names on the list may be familiar, but many may not be. We believe, however, that the 22 individuals here will certainly be known to you in years to come.

This project is just the latest in a long line of successful research-based offerings from Managing IP and its sister publication IP STARS.

Congratulations to all the winners you see below. You can view last year’s winners here.

IP Ones to Watch 2023

Owen James is a solicitor at Admiral Group in the UK
Amanda Luz is a legal manager at Adidas in Brazil
Sam Lees is an IP adviser at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare in New Zealand
Richard Spriggs is an IP manager at CSIRO in Australia
Paloma Almeida is a senior IP attorney at Bosch in Brazil
Alexandra Vital Alves is legal counsel at i4F Patents & Technologies in Belgium
Manon Alexandre-Bresdin is a lawyer at Servier in France
Kelly Kazue Totsugi is a corporate lawyer at Heineken in Brazil
Kateřina Kučmášová Resslová is trademarks and licences expert coordinator at Škoda in the Czech Republic
Kaisa Susi is a legal counsel at Neste in Finland
Alex Bridge is intellectual property transactions counsel at HPE in the US
Ciera Schick in an in-house counsel at Ontel in the US
Sarah Brough is a trademark attorney at Caterpillar in the UK
Alberthe Moungouka is IP legal counsel at Dassault Systèmes in Singapore
Kaushal Choonee is a patent attorney at Elekta in the UK
Samantak Ghosh is a senior IP counsel at Gilead Sciences in the US
Kathy Janevska is IP legal counsel at Canva in Australia
Teemu Pitkänen is a senior legal counsel at Teosto in Finland
Martina Beato is an advocate at Mercado Libre in Argentina
TJ Fox is an IP and compliance counsel at DivX in the US
Marko Stübegger is a legal IP management expert at RHI Magnesita in Austria
Laís Araujo is a legal counsel at JBS in Brazil


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