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The Corporate IP Stars 2020

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

NameCompany Name
Kevin Rhodes 3M
Alejandra Tironi GuerraAbbott Laboratories
Adam Chiss AbbVie
Sara Vanderhoffadidas
Dana Rao Adobe
J Scott Evans Adobe
Karen Robinson Adobe
Rekha HanuAkorn 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 TaavolaAmneal Pharmaceuticals
Amy Hulina Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Federico Bueno IcazaAnheuser-Busch InBev
Olga KalininaApotex
David Melaugh Apple
Noreen Krall Apple
Scott Gelin Apple
Tom LaPerle Apple
Stephen Adams Applied Materials
Rosanne Yang Ascena Retail
Denise LacombeAstraZeneca
Brian Gaffney AT&T
David Cho AT&T
Steven SpearsBaker Hughes
Todd Mikesell Ball Corporation
Keith AgisimBank of America
Laura DeMoorBaxter Healthcare
Gonzalo RoviraBayer
Jacqueline De GagnéBayer
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 AtlasCalvin 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 WalkerCRISPR 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 KumarDr Reddy's Laboratories
Kristi Wilkens Whalen E & J Gallo Winery
Alexis Garcha E & J Gallo Winery
Amber Leavitt eBay
AnneMarie KaiserEdwards Lifesciences
Donna Meuth Eisai
Paul GagnonElement AI
Bruce Longbottom Eli Lilly and Company
Steven Caltrider Eli Lilly and Company
Laura Fritts Emory University
Guy Donatiello Endo Pharmaceuticals
Roy MaharajEricsson
Gregg Marrazzo Estée Lauder Companies
Rita OdinEstée Lauder Companies
Jonathan Zerger Excel Industries
Isabelle ChabotEXFO
Melody Schottle Exxon Mobil Corporation
Debbie Segers Fidelity National Information Services
John RitsickFlex Ltd
Caldwell Camero Fluke Corporation
Greg BrownFord Motor Company
Ali Ahmed Fresenius Kabi USA
David Ayres Garmin International
Sam KorteGarmin International
Laura Storto Genentech
Charles WongGenentech
Laurie HillGenentech
Michael LeeGeneral Motors
Gretchen Stroud Gilead Sciences
Patricia ThayerGilead Sciences
Gillian M Fenton GlaxoSmithKline
Mark Rachlin GlaxoSmithKline
Stasia Ogden GlaxoSmithKline
John Colgan Google
Michael LeeGoogle
Catherine Lacavera Google
Paul Vanasse Hasbro
Vaishali Udupa Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Victoria HeppellHoffmann-La Roche
Greg Ansems Honeywell International
Jason SkinderHoneywell International
Cynthia Bright HP
Owais Siddiqui HTC
Vince Lam HTC
George MacdonaldHubbell
Richard "Rick" Musgrave Husky Injection Molding
Manny Schecter IBM
John FlynnIBM
William Noon Illumina
Allon Stabinsky Intel Corporation
Benjamin R Ostapuk Intel Corporation
Andrew Isztwan InterDigital Communications
Cheryl TubachJ M Huber Corporation
Diane YeeJanssen
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 GonzalezLEGO 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 WollmanMattel
Angela Steele McDonald’s
Chad Hanson Medtronic
Guadalupe Garcia CrespoMercado Libre
Andrew VuMercedes-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 SmithMicrosoft Corporation
Erik Saarmaa MKS Instruments
Thomas JenkinsMylan
Benjamin G Jackson Myriad Genetics
Christopher Murphy NCR Corporation
Chip LuttonNest
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 SalsbergNovartis
Peter Waibel Novartis
James Parsons Nutanix
Jennifer Wuamett NXP Semiconductors
Tiki Dare Oracle
Sergio BarraganPepsiCo
Janet Silverberg PepsiCo
Joe Ferretti PepsiCo
Tricia McDermott Thompkins Perry Ellis International
Jonathan CullenPfizer
Ken PatelProcter & Gamble
Alex Rogers Qualcomm
Anna Dalla Val Ralph Lauren
Kenneth DoroshowRecording Industry Association of America
David B Perry Red Hat
Larry CouryRegeneron
Michael J Rider ResMed Corp
Julia PikeSandoz
Maria Isabel Giacchetti de MoraesSanofi
Kevin R Hamel SAP
Samir N Pandya SAP
Sunjay Mohan SAP
Cynthia Greer Sirius XM
Alfonso LúaSky México
Michael Edelman Sony Corporation
Peter Toto Sony Corporation
Phyllis Turner-BrimStarbucks
Adam Strauss Stryker
Jessica Jamieson Takeda
Josh DeathTD Bank
John Cheek Tenneco
Colman B Ragan Teva Pharmaceuticals
Staci JulieTeva Pharmaceuticals
Tatiana Cordova OcadizThe 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 StroudUnified Patents
Alasdair McMullan Universal Music Group
Charlotte WhitakerUSAA
Kerry Flynn Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Nathan Edwards Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Timothy BedardVisa
Megan L Martin Warner Bros Entertainment
Patrick PerkinsWarner Bros Entertainment
Van NguyWaymo
Margaret Walker Xerox Corporation
David Alban Xylem
Christopher D James Zoox

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Asia Pacific

NameCompany Name
Jonathan CarterAPRA AMCOS
David HoAlibaba
Jun TanBaidu
Jessica ChanBurberry
Hideki SanatakeCanon
Aarti DeodharCipla
Nishant SharmaDolby Laboratories
B Dinesh KumarDr Reddy's Laboratories
Andrew DaveyFisher & Paykel Healthcare
Surajit AthaGeneral Electric
Vijayalakshmy MalkaniHindustan Unilever
Emil ZhangHuawei Technologies
Jason DingHuawei Technologies
Faiz RahmanInfosys
Kyung Hwa MinLG Corporation
Jeon Saeng-GyuLG Corporation
Victoria LovattMundipharma
Ping ChuNike
Fan (Kent) YangNovartis
Pankaj AseriNovartis
Daniel YanPhilips
Kamal SharmaProcter & Gamble
Zhang XiaolinQualcomm
Daniel ShimSamsung Electronics
Munish SudanTata Steel
Yunyun DiaoTencent
Naoki YamamuroToyota Motor Corporation
Anna Olsen (Gibson)Treasury Wine Estates
Louisa XuTreasury Wine Estates
Michael YuUnilever
Joseph ZhouXiaomi
Haibing WangXiaomi
ZiAng ZhuangXiaomi
Oliver HuZTE Corporation

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Europe, Middle East & Africa

NameCompany Name
Katherine HinterbergAbbott Laboratories
Toni SantamariaAccord Healthcare
Christof Wolpertadidas
Sarah Talbotadidas
Charlotta LjungdahlAir Liquide
Olivier GicquelAirbus
Pieter van den BulckAnheuser-Busch InBev
Jakob BallingArla Foods
Daryl BradleyARM
Ton van HoefASML
Michelle JonesAstex Pharmaceuticals
Kai BrandtAudi
Martin SiemannAudi
Bobby MukherjeeBAE Systems
Thorsten DierkesBASF
Tilman BreitensteinBASF
Jörg ThomaierBayer Intellectual Property
Diane HamerBBC
Carola BeckmannBeiersdorf
David SugdenbeIN Media Group
Claude SprugnolibioMérieux
Jochen VolkmerBMW
Jürgen KochBosch
Richard GoddardBP
Tracey CookeBritish American Tobacco
Scott RobertsBT
Hanne WeywardtCarlsberg Breweries
Lia YoungCaterpillar
Charles ClarkCentrica
Maria PollickClariant
Martin Sick NielsenColoplast
Guido BaumgartnerCoty
Måns SjöstrandDaniel Wellington
Frederik te HennepeDanone
Stephan AltmeyerDeutsche Telekom
Katherine TsangDiageo
Rebecca MittonDiageo
Louise ButlerDiageo
George SevierDyson
Ana Suarez-MilesEli Lilly and Company
Ivan BurnsideEli Lilly and Company
Ellen Kristina Bergan (Rognlien)Equinor
Gabriele MohslerEricsson
Mathias HellmanEricsson
Peter Ericsson-NestlerEricsson
Yann EliasEricsson
Christian LoyauETSI
Beat RauberF Hoffmann-La Roche
Tessa Malamud-CohenFerring Pharmaceuticals
Nathalie RuffinFerring Pharmaceuticals
Rachel Cockburn BuhlFerring Pharmaceuticals
Claire BennettFive AI
Corinna SundermannFresenius Kabi
Gavin LawsonGilead Sciences
Richard EasemanGlaxoSmithKline
Sophie BodetGlaxoSmithKline
Ralf UhrichGoogle
Beatrice Levy-MoulinGroupe Renault
Rasmus Søby DupontGrundfos
Vanni VolpiGucci
Bjorn NorbergH & M Hennes & Mauritz
Peter YennadhiouHP
Matthias SachsederHuawei Technologies
Georg KreuzHuawei Technologies
Belinda GascoyneIBM
Paul LeavesImagination Technologies
Susana Fernandez MartinInditex
Peter BergInfineon Technologies
Eeva HakorantaInterDigital
Alfred ChaouatInterDigital
Jeremy HolmesIP Group
Amanda BeatonJaguar Land Rover
Kana EnomotoJohnson & Johnson
Stephane HedarchetJTI (Japan Tobacco International)
Ronald van TuijlJTI (Japan Tobacco International)
Riccardo FredianiKering
Jen Le MiereKymab
Jonathan BamberLiverpool Football Club
Nathalie LuisL'Oréal
Delphine de ChalvronL'Oréal
Hadrien HuetLouis Vuitton Malletier
Malek HannoufLouis Vuitton Malletier
Sandra GeorgesLVMH
Thomas SteffenMedtronic
Fidel Porcuna de la RosaMerck Group
Stefan HorstmannMerck Group
James HorganMerck Sharp & Dohme
Zeeger VinkMF Brands Group
Mark HodginMondelēz International
Neil TruemanMundipharma
Jennifer SunderlandMylan
George MooreMylan
Olivier CorticchiatoNestlé
Susanna MartikainenNokia
Clemens-August HeuschNokia
Dirk WeilerNokia
Adrian HowesNokia
David LossignolNovartis
Galit Gonen-CohenNovartis
Myrtha Hurtado RivasNovartis
Stanislas BarroNovartis
Eva Kirstine BorgenNovo Nordisk
Thomas GippNXP Semiconductors
Lucy WojcikOcado
Anton DruschitsPepsiCo
Lisa RitchiePhilip Morris International
Laure PersetPhilips
Hugo SakkersPhilips
Maaike van VelzenPhilips
Kevin ScottPhilips
Gautier EngischProcter & Gamble
Shelley DugganProcter & Gamble
Mark CruickshankRBS
Charlie EverittReckitt Benckiser
Sheila HendersonRichemont
Jean-Marc BrunelSafran
Nadia SpicciaSandoz
Brenda PanichiSandoz
Stefan Einar StefanssonSandoz
Kim SimeliusSandvik
Charlotte FalckSandvik
Olivier HerbreteauSanofi
Lindesay LowScotch Whisky Association
Beat WeibelSiemens
Oliver PfaffenzellerSiemens
Florian CordesSisvel Group
Brett SheltonSky International
Emma CampbellSky UK
Denis VerreySPEDIDAM
Benoît GalopinSPEDIDAM
Catherine Hillaert-PrevostSPI Group
Jan-Willem GoedmakersStamicarbon
Sergio MarianiSTMicroelectronics
Filip De CorteSyngenta
Nicolas AmelotSyngenta
Anna-Lena (Skarin) WolfeTetra Pak
Orly AlsterTeva Pharmaceuticals
Alastair SayceTeva Pharmaceuticals
Alpha IndraccoloTeva Pharmaceuticals
Stefan SergotThe Premier League
Lars WallentinThule Group
Stephan WolkeThyssenKrupp Intellectual Property
Mark BearfootTommy Hilfiger
Manisha A DesaiUCB
Bidemi AdemolaUnilever
Mercedes LaraUnilever
Sarah OrchardUnilever
James BerkeleyUnilever
Bernie McDonaldVaccitech
Murielle KhairallahValeo
Sebastián ChamesViacom International Media Networks
Jochen MeyerVodafone
Raymond MillienVolvo Cars
Philippe BlanchetWiko
Juliane BuchinskiZTE


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.

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