The Professional Excellence Commission (PEC) was set up as part of the implementation of FICPI strategic plan to study, develop positions and make recommendations regarding matters of professional practice, with the objective of maintaining the standards of the IP profession at the highest level.

PEC takes a lead in matters of continuing professional development, the promotion of standards and best practices and the profession as a business.  It also monitors initiatives that seek to regulate the profession and its rights of representation.

Many of FICPI’s educational meetings, such as its Open Forums and symposia, include sessions on the profession as a business as well as IP law and practice.  The PEC Commission is responsible for developing the content for such sessions.

The president of the PEC Commission is elected by the EXCO and its members are chosen by the president of the commission after consultation with the Bureau.

SHORT VERSION:

The Professional Excellence Commission (PEC) addresses issues of interest to the daily work of IP practitioners and their practices and promotes excellence amongst IP firms, including initiatives such as: developing standards;, effective communication between firms; and offering guidance on business management methods and tools which are of interest to the profession.

President
Name Company Country Contact
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Erk
Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Vice-President
Name Company Country Contact
Ms. Anne Lévy
Cabinet Brandon IP
France
Reporter
Name Company Country Contact
Mr. Louis-Pierre Gravelle
Robic LLP
Canada
Mr. Alain M. Leclerc
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Canada
Member
Name Company Country Contact
Mr. Bastiaan H. Koster
Von Seidels
South Africa
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Gerold Fiesser
Mathys & Squire Europe LLP
Germany
Ms. Mireia Curell Aguilà
Curell-Suñol SLP
Spain
Ms. Neha Chugh
IPR International Services
India
Mr. Steven H. Leach
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Canada
Mr. Marc Levieils
Regimbeau
France
Mr. Folke Johansson
Papula-Nevinpat
Finland
Mr. Jérôme Collin
Regimbeau
France
Mr. Benjamin J. Thompson
THOMPSON ASSOCIATES
Malaysia
Ms. Wen Cao
NTD Patent Attorneys
China
Mr. William Hammond
Cabinet Hammond & Cie.
France
Mr. Michael Liebetanz
Isler & Pedrazzini AG
Switzerland
Mr. John Syekei Nyandieka
Coulson Harney
Kenya
Mr. André Werner
Troesch Scheidegger Werner AG
Switzerland
Dipl.-Phys. Jürgen Buchhold
Patentanwälte Olbricht, Buchhold, Keulertz Partnerschaft mbB
Germany
Ms. Samar A. Al-Labbad
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org)
Egypt
Dr. Sudhir Raja Ravindran
Altacit Global
India
Mr. Louis Lagler
RENTSCH PARTNER AG
Switzerland
Mr. Felipe Claro
Claro y Cia.
Chile
Mr. Chris Bird
FPA Patent Attorneys
Australia
Ms. Lisa J. Moyles
Moyles IP, LLC
United States
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Malte Köllner
Köllner & Partner
Germany
Ms. Xiaoyue (Shelley) Zheng
Advance China IP Law Office (Beijing)
China
Mr. Vikrant Rana
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
India
Mr. Martin Bensadon
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Argentina
Mr. Ian Stephen Gill
AA Thornton & Co.
United Kingdom
Mr. Barış Atalay
Alfa Patent Stan Advoka Ltd. Co
Turkey
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Christophersen
Christophersen Patentanwälte
Germany
Ms. Qiong (Gloria) Wu
Kangxin Partners, P.C.
China
Ms. Ximena Castellanos
Castellanos & Co
Colombia
Mr. Philip Mendes Da Costa
Bereskin & Parr
Canada
Mr. Guillaume De La Bigne
Cabinet LLR
France
Mr. Didier Intès
Cabinet Beau de Loménie
France
Dipl.-Biol. Dr. rer. nat. Hendrik Wichmann
Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Ms. Taeko Kunugi
Kunugi & Kunugi International Patent Office
Japan
Mr. Thomas Sundien
Zacco A/S
Denmark
Mr. Marek Łazewski
LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners
Poland
Mr. Iván Poli
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Argentina
Mr. Christian Schieber
Griffith Hack Lawyers
Australia
Mr. Young Wook Ha
Ha & Ha Patent Office
Korea, Republic of
Mr. Jean-Yves Plaçais
Cabinet Netter
France
Mr. Yuri (Yury) Kuznetsov
Gorodissky & Partners
Russian Federation
Mr. R. Danny Huntington
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
United States
Mr. Arild Tofting
Protector IP Consultants AS
Norway
Mr. Michał Sosnowski
Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska
Poland
Ms. Jing (Lina) Xu
Dragon Intellectual Property Law Firm
China
Ms. Katie Yue Wang
Aventum IP Law LLP
Canada
Mr. Christoph Müller
Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG
Switzerland
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Felix Christopher Grosse
GROSSE SCHUMACHER KNAUER von HIRSCHHAUSEN
Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Paul-Alexander Wacker
Germany
Ms. Ena Pugatsch
Dr. Reinhold Cohn & Partners
Israel
Mr. Kazuaki Takami
Takewa International Patent Office
Japan
Mr. Leif L. Nielsen
Patrade A/S
Denmark
Mr. Yoshihiro Ichii
ICHII INTERNATIONAL I.P. Firm
Japan
Mr. Ahmad Saleh
Al Tamimi & Co.
United Arab Emirates
DI Peter Puchberger
Puchberger & Partner Patentanwälte
Austria
Ms. Hetal Kushwaha
Marks & Clerk LLP
Canada
Ms. Shauna M.A. Paul
MacRae & Co.
Canada
Mr. Pierre Kihn
Office Freylinger S.A.
Luxembourg
Mr. James William Piper
Pipers Patent Attorneys
New Zealand
Mr. Daniel R. Collopy
Spruson & Ferguson Pte Ltd
Singapore
Mr. Bayani B. Loste
Fortun Narvasa & Salazar
Philippines
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Schreiber
dompatent v. Kreisler Selting Werner - Partnerschaft v. Patentanwälten und Rechts-
Germany
Dipl.-Phys. Dr.-Ing. Karl Heinz Rackette
RACKETTE Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Ms. Sunita K. Sreedharan
SKS Law Associates
India
Mr. Stephen G. Krouzecky
Australia
Mr. Luiz Leonardos
Luiz Leonardos e Advogados
Brazil
Dott.ssa Gabriella Diana Modiano
Dr. Modiano & Associati S.p.A.
Italy
Ms. Ana Paula Silva Jardim
Luiz Leonardos e Advogados
Brazil
Ms. Maria Moura Malburg
Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Brazil
Mr. Peter H. Huntsman
Marquette IP
Australia
Mr. Jeffrey Mclean
Deacons
Hong Kong
BRACE
Name Company Country Contact
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Malte Köllner
Köllner & Partner
Germany
Mr. Ian Stephen Gill
AA Thornton & Co.
United Kingdom
Ms. Shauna M.A. Paul
MacRae & Co.
Canada
Dipl.-Phys. Dr.-Ing. Karl Heinz Rackette
RACKETTE Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Germany
Mr. Louis-Pierre Gravelle
Robic LLP
Canada
Mr. Vikrant Rana
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
India
Ms. Xiaoyue (Shelley) Zheng
Advance China IP Law Office (Beijing)
China
Mr. Chris Bird
FPA Patent Attorneys
Australia
Mr. Steven H. Leach
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Canada
Ms. Sunita K. Sreedharan
SKS Law Associates
India
Ms. Lisa J. Moyles
Moyles IP, LLC
United States
Mr. Philip Mendes Da Costa
Bereskin & Parr
Canada
Ms. Ximena Castellanos
Castellanos & Co
Colombia
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Christophersen
Christophersen Patentanwälte
Germany
Mr. Yuri (Yury) Kuznetsov
Gorodissky & Partners
Russian Federation
Ms. Katie Yue Wang
Aventum IP Law LLP
Canada