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The three individuals who have been selected by the IP Hall of Fame Academy as 2016’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame are:

Margot Fröhlinger: Principal director of patent law and multilateral affairs at the European Patent Office, instrumental in the creation of Europe’s unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court system.

Lulin Gao: China’s longest serving patent commissioner and the founding commissioner of China’s State IP Office.

James Pooley: Former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and a leading scholar and practitioner of trade secret law in the United States.

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

Past president of the INTA and former chief IP counsel of Richemont IP Hall of…
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…
Daniel Bereskin

Daniel Bereskin

Founding partner of Bereskin & Parr; Canadian trademark leader IP Hall of Fame inductee in…
Heinz Goddar

Heinz Goddar

Global patent educator IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2014 As one of the world’s…
Gary Griswold

Gary Griswold

Consultant, chairman emeritus and senior policy adviser at the Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform;…
Mark Lemley

Mark Lemley

Professor of Law, Science and Technology at Stanford University; founding partner of Durie Tangri; influential…