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Wu Yi among Top 50 most influential figures in IP
Updated: 2004-07-21 14:55

Vice-Premier Wu Yi speaks at a meeting in this April 19, 2004 file photo. [newsphoto]
Chinese vice-premier Wu Yi is among the top 50 most influential people in the intellectual property world, the Managing Intellectual Property magazine reports in its July/August issue.

Hitachi IP counsel Yasuo Sakuta and Japanese inventor Shuji Nakamura are also featured in a new list. They are among 50 figures from business, government and the law in the second edition of the MIP 50.

Americans dominate the MIP 50, accounting for nearly half of the total. These include US Patent and Trademark Office director Jon Dudas, judge Pauline Newman and International Trademark Association president Jacqueline Leimer.

China has four representatives on the list: Vice-premier Wu Yi, Judge Jiang Zhipei, academic Zheng Chengsi and State Intellectual Property Office head Wang Jingchuan. From Japan Shuji Nakamura and Yasuo Sakuta are included.

Other prominent individuals from the Asia-Pacific region on the list include Indian intellectual property activist Vandana Shiva, Philip Yeo of the Singapore Economic Development Board and R C Lahoti, Chief Justice of India.

The list was compiled by Managing Intellectual Property's journalists and researchers in London, New York and Hong Kong, based on research among IP practitioners worldwide. Managing Intellectual Property is published monthly by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and was founded 14 years ago.

The MIP 50 (in alphabetical order)

Bob Armitage, Eli Lilly

Wubbo de Boer, OHIM

Mitch Bainwol, RIAA

Frits Bolkestein, European Commission

Todd Dickinson, GE

Jon Dudas, USPTO

Jannelly Fourtou, European Parliament

Tove Graulund, Arla Foods

Robin Gross, IP Justice

Mandy Haberman, inventor

Steve Jobs, Apple Computer

Francis Gurry, WIPO

Ian Harvey, BTG

Orrin Hatch, US Senate

Kamil Idris, WIPO

Jiang Zhipei, Supreme People's Court

Mike Kirk, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Ilias Konteas, UNICE

RC Lahoti, Chief Justice of India

Michael Leathes, BAT

Mr Justice Hugh Laddie, Royal Courts of Justice

Jacqueline Leimer, Kraft Foods

Judge Fidelma Macken, European Court of Justice

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court of Canada

Stephen Merrill, National Academies

Alexander von Mühlendahl, OHIM

The Honorable Justice Pauline Newman, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Lucy Nichols, Nokia

David Nimmer, academic

Erik Nooteboom, European Commission

Shuji Nakamura, inventor

Marshall Phelps, Microsoft

Alain Pompidou, European Patent Office

Michael Robertson, CEO Lindows/Linspire

Ernesto Rubio, WIPO

Yasuo Sakuta, Hitachi

James Sensenbrenner, US House of Representatives

Vandana Shiva, Research Institute for Science, Technology and Ecology

Lamar Smith, US House of Representatives

Joseph Stiglitz, economist

Joseph Strauss, Max Planck Institute

Paul Twomey, ICANN

Jack Valenti, MPAA

Herb Wamsley, Intellectual Property Owners' Association

Wang Jingchuan, State Intellectual Property Office

John Ward, US district court judge

Wu Yi, Chinese vice-premier

Philip Yeo, Singapore's Economic Development Board

Zheng Chengsi, academic

Robert Zoellick, US Trade Representative

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