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Help us to choose this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees.

IAM has now begun its annual search to identify outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame. And, as always, we need your nominations as part of the selection process. Please let us know who you believe deserves recognition by clicking the "make a nomination" button above and completing the (very short) nomination form before 7 April.

Since 2006, the IP Hall of Fame has been honouring those individuals – living or dead – who have had a major positive impact on the IP landscape, whether as a lawyer, academic, business executive, inventor, politician, or in any other capacity.

If you know of somebody who deserves recognition for their ground-breaking contributions to the IP field, please nominate them here. Self-nominations and those deemed by the IAM editorial team to be for promotional purposes will not be considered.

Once the nominations process comes to an end on 7 April, all valid nominations will be sent (anonymously) to the IP Hall of Fame Academy, whose members – composed of past inductees and celebrated IP thought-leaders – will vote on which of the nominees to induct this year.

An additional place in the IP Hall of Fame will go to the recipient of the 2022 Q. Todd Dickinson Editor’s Award, which honours one individual each year who has made an outstanding contribution to IP’s development as a business asset. The recipient of this award will also be chosen by the IP Hall of Fame Academy, from a shortlist determined by the IAM editorial team.

This year’s inductees will be announced in late-April and will be honoured at IPBC Global, Chicago, in June.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Dan McCurdy

Dan McCurdy

A leading figure in the global patent market. Inducted in 2021. As CEO of RPX…
Laura Quatela

Laura Quatela

A patent monetisation expert who has excelled in mixture of senior legal and commercial roles.…
Andrei Iancu

Andrei Iancu

Former Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Under Secretary of Commerce…
Florent Gevers

Florent Gevers

A lynchpin of the European trademark profession. Inducted in 2021. He was the co-founder of…
Louis Pirkey

Louis Pirkey

One of the most accomplished trademark lawyers in the United States over the course of…
Lord David Kitchin

Lord David Kitchin

A justice of the UK Supreme Court since late 2018, Lord Kitchin is the first…
Teresa Stanek Rea

Teresa Stanek Rea

A former under-secretary of commerce for IP and director of the USPTO, as well as…
Professor Graeme Dinwoodie

Professor Graeme Dinwoodie

An internationally-renowned trademark law scholar and celebrated teacher Dinwoodie is the Global Professor of Intellectual…
Arturo Alessandri Besa

Arturo Alessandri Besa

One of Latin America's most distinguished IP lawyers and former Chilean Presidential candidate. IP Hall…
Professor Jeffrey Samuels

Professor Jeffrey Samuels

One of the world’s leading IP law educators and former top-ranking attorney at the US…
Judge Kathleen O’Malley

Judge Kathleen O’Malley

An eminent US Federal Circuit judge who has authored opinions in some of the US’…