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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.

Thierry Sueur

Thierry Sueur

Vice president of IP at Air Liquide IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2014 Thierry…
Miles Alexander

Miles Alexander

A US trademark leader IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2013 During a career that…
Stephen Ladas

Stephen Ladas

An IP law pioneer and influential author IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2013 Stephen…
Peter Meier-Beck

Peter Meier-Beck

One of Europe’s most influential IP judges IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2013 As…
Peter Dirk Siemsen

Peter Dirk Siemsen

A major IP player in Latin America IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2013 Peter…
Herbert Wamsley

Herbert Wamsley

A tireless lobbyist and campaigner for strong IP rights IP Hall of Fame inductee in…
Béatrix de Russé

Béatrix de Russé

Observer to Technicolor's Board of Directors IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2012 Béatrix de…
Q Todd Dickinson

Q Todd Dickinson

Former director of both the USPTO and the American Intellectual Property Law Association IP Hall…
Alan Drewsen

Alan Drewsen

Former executive director of the International Trademarks Association IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2012…
David Kappos

David Kappos

Former under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the USPTO IP Hall…
J Thomas McCarthy

J Thomas McCarthy

Professor at the University of San Francisco and author on trademarks IP Hall of Fame…
Marybeth Peters

Marybeth Peters

Former US Registrar of Copyrights IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2012 For 17 years,…