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The four individuals who have been selected by the IP Hall of Fame Academy as 2017’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame are:

  • Antonio Campinos: Executive director of the EUIPO since 2010, Campinos has revolutionised the office, providing a more efficient and engaged service. He continues to work tirelessly towards the harmonisation of IP registration and enforcement across Europe.
  • Charles Gielen: Leading patent and trademark litigator Gielen has been the recipient of the INTA President Award and appointed Member of Honour of AIPPI.  He is a part-time professor as well as the co-author of numerous IP handbooks and articles.
  • Carl Horton: Horton led the IP team at GE until his passing in December 2016. Deeply committed to improving IP systems, he worked tirelessly with the IPO and 21st Century Coalition to ensure the adoption of the America Invents Act, and led efforts to modernise trade secrets law in both the US and Europe.
  • Philip S Johnson: Recently retired chief IP counsel for Johnson & Johnson - and a past President of IPO - Johnson campaigned for passage of the America Invents Act. He was subsequently appointed a member of a six-person committee formed by director of the USPTO to make recommendations on regulations to implement the inter partes review and post grant review proceedings that were established by the Act.
Antonio Campinos

Antonio Campinos

Executive Director of the EUIPO IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2017 Executive director of…
Charles Gielen

Charles Gielen

World-leading patent and trademark litigator IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2017 A world-leading patent…
Carl Horton

Carl Horton

The former head of IP, devoted to improving IP systems IP Hall of Fame inductee…
Philip S Johnson

Philip S Johnson

Recently retired head of IP at Johnson & Johnson IP Hall of Fame inductee in…
Margot Fröhlinger

Margot Fröhlinger

Principal director of patent law and multilateral affairs at the European Patent Office IP Hall…
Lulin Gao

Lulin Gao

China’s longest standing patent commissioner and the founding commissioner of China’s State IP Office IP Hall of…
James Pooley

James Pooley

Former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and a leading scholar and…
Paul Goldstein

Paul Goldstein

Leading US copyright scholar, lawyer and author IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2015 Leading…
Frederick Mostert

Frederick Mostert

An international lawyer, scholar and author on trade marks and intellectual property law IP Hall…
Jeremy Phillips

Jeremy Phillips

Influential intellectual property blogger and academic IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2015 Influential IP…
Des Ryan

Des Ryan

Leading Australian intellectual property lawyer IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2015 Leading Australian IP…
Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Prolific innovator best known for his contribution to the electricity supply system still used today…