50 most influential people in IP 2023: Elon Musk
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50 most influential people in IP 2023: Elon Musk

Musk is the founder of X Corp in the US

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Profiles for the 50 most influential people in IP 2023
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Industry leaders
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Notable individuals
 
Hakki is senior partner at Shearman & Sterling in the US and Dejonghe is senior partner at Allen & Overy in London
Ragot is general counsel at Christian Louboutin in France
Welch is chief IP counsel at Jack Daniel's in California
Donahue is principal counsel of patent litigation at Sanofi in New York
Liu is chief IP counsel at Bayer in China
Gil is director of research at IBM in New York
Mettler is legal director for global brand protection at Yum Brands in Texas
Adair is co-founder of Cellect in the US
McKay is general counsel at LKQ in Chicago
Huang is an IP legal counsel at Assa Abloy in China
McCallum is head of litigation and IP at CoStar in the US
Fitzgerald is senior vice president at Avanci in Dublin
Mishra is chairman at The Bar Council of India
Kahle is the founder of the Internet Archive in California
Fan is vice president for IP at Huawei in China
Whitaker is chief legal officer at 10x Genomics in San Francisco
Reinitz is director and advocacy and legal operations counsel at Getty Images in the US
 
Breton is commissioner for the internal market in the EU at the European Commission
Jaramillo is health minister for the Colombian government
Coons is chair of the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee in Washington DC
Khan is chair of the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC
Goyal is the minister of commerce and industry in India
Meikle is the chief executive at the Commerce Commission in New Zealand
 
Koichi is commissioner at the JPO in Japan
Schwager is the director general at IP Australia
Furtado was president of Brazil’s patent and trademark office (INPI) in Brazil
Vidal is the director of the USPTO and under-secretary of commerce for IP in the US government in Washington DC
Barba is the director general at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
Perlmutter is register of copyrights at the US Copyright Office in Washington DC
Orliuk is the director of Ukraine’s IP office, UANIPIO
Campinos is president of the EPO in Munich
Negrão is the executive director of the EUIPO in Alicante
 
Kupecz is a judge at the UPC Central Division in Germany
Birss is a judge at the England and Wales Court of Appeal in London
Newman is a judge at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC
Grabinski is chief judge of the UPC Court of Appeal in Germany
Manmohan and Banerjee are judges at the Delhi High Court in India
Sotomayor is a justice at the US Supreme Court in Washington DC
Connolly is chief judge of the District Court for the District of Delaware
Smith is a judge at the England and Wales High Court
Zigann is a judge at the UPC Munich local division
 
Gerwig is a film director in the US
Venkatesan and Tisile are activists based in India and South Africa, respectively
Müller is an IP commentator who is now based in Monaco
Jonathan’s Voice is a mental health charity in the UK
Altman is the CEO of OpenAI in the US
Annsley Merelle Ward, Amy Crouch, Laura Whiting, and Tom Mitcheson KC are ChIPS members based in London
Haertel was a patent lawyer and president of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
Sheeran is a famous singer and songwriter based in the UK
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