Our Accolades

“They are the gold standard for patents. They are highly regarded in the UK and also internationally."
Chambers & Partners

Our Accolades

Year-on-year, Carpmaels & Ransford is ranked in the highest tier for Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM)

Carpmaels & Ransford is renowned as a leader in the European IP market and a premier prosecution firm, with an opposition practice that continues to be one of the largest in Europe supported by a fast growing litigation practice. We are unique in that our solicitors, barristers and patent/trade mark attorneys are all members of the same firm and work in the same office which results in a truly integrated team.

Recognition within directories and guides:

UK Patent Disputes Firm of the Year
Managing IP EMEA Awards 2024
EPO Proceedings Firm of the Year
Managing IP EMEA Awards 2024
Patent Litigation Firm of the Year for Biotech
LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards 2024
UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year
Managing IP EMEA Awards 2023, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2012
IP Law Firm of the Year in England
Corporate INTL Global Awards 2023
Patent Contentious Firm of the Year
Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022
Impact Case of the Year
Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022
SPC Litigation Firm of the Year
LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA 2023, 2022
Patent Litigation Firm of the Year: Biologics & Biosimilars
LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA 2023
UK Life Sciences Firm of the Year
LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020
UK Patent Attorney Firm of the Year
IAM & WTR Awards 2019

"Carpmaels & Ransford is a powerful patent litigation practice built on the solid foundations of one of the country's leading patent attorney firms. The firm draws on deep wells of knowledge across all conceivable scientific disciplines but has particularly cut a dash in life sciences."
Chambers & Partners, 2024

"For brand-rich entities seeking the full trademark service, Carpmaels & Ransford is a beacon of light. Its team of versatile and collaboratively minded practitioners regularly team up to solve complex IP problems for well-known brands."
WTR 1000, 2024

"Carpmaels is a tremendous firm with a sophisticated patent practice. I use them for all my patent work in prosecution and oppositions. They have a very deep bench of skilled partners who work together collaboratively and seamlessly. I have confidence in whoever I am working with."
Legal 500, 2023

“Carpmaels & Ransford boasts a 360-degree patent offering, including some of the United Kingdom’s most sophisticated prosecution strategists for patrons in the healthcare space, but also a robust solicitor practice that takes in both the contentious and non-contentious sides of IP legal issues.”
IAM Patent 1000, 2023

“I have worked with a dozen European patent firms and none can match the synergy of the people of Carpmaels. Their expertise, their dynamism, the energy to tackle problems and find solutions, and their ability to achieve success is incomparable to other firms.”
Legal 500, 2022

UK Patent Disputes Firm of the Year and EPO Proceedings Firm of the Year 2024

Carpmaels & Ransford was awarded UK Patent Disputes Firm of the Year and EPO Proceedings Firm of the Year at the 2024 Managing IP EMEA Awards held in London. The firm was also recognised for its European expertise with the coveted Europe Impact Case of the Year award for the firm’s involvement in B&Bartoni v EUIPO (Case T-617/21); a significant design case that was considered by the EU General Court. The Managing IP awards celebrate the achievements of IP practitioners and firms over the last year, covering over 50 jurisdictions worldwide.

Patent Litigation Firm of the Year for Biotech 2024

Carpmaels & Ransford was awarded Patent Litigation Firm of the Year for Biotech at the 2024 LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards held in London. Jennifer Antcliff was also awarded Patent Litigator of the Year for Bitoech, having been recognised as SPC Litigator of the Year at the awards in 2023 and 2022.  The LMG Life Sciences Awards celebrate the achievements of leading law firms and attorneys specialising in the life sciences industry across the EMEA region.

SPC Litigation Firm of the Year 2023

Carpmaels & Ransford was once again awarded SPC Litigation Firm of the Year at the 2023 LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA. Partner Jennifer Antcliff also received SPC Litigator of the Year at the awards for a second year running. Alongside, these significant achievements, the firm received a new accolade as Patent Litigation Firm of the Year: Biologics & Biosimilars. The annual awards, which are informed by client and peer recommendations, recognise the accomplishments of leading law firms and individuals responsible for innovative work in the life sciences industry across the EMEA region.

UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2023

Carpmaels & Ransford was announced as the UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2023 at the annual Managing Intellectual Property Awards ceremony in London. Partner, Stephen Duffield was also recognised for the prestigious UK Practitioner of the Year award.
The firm was presented with the award following an outstanding year for the entire team. Managing IP also recently released its IP Stars rankings for 2023, in which Carpmaels & Ransford had a prominent listing with 11 Partners recognised.