Carpmaels ranked by Chambers as a leading firm for the 9th consecutive year
Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys - UK wide

Chambers UK 2016

What the team is known for
Comprehensive patent, trade mark and designs service with a reputation for excellence in regard to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, Supplementary Protection Certificates, chemicals, engineering and computer science. Also has in-house patent litigation services.

“Superb, creative thinkers – technically outstanding.”

“Their very knowledgeable staff translate science into patents and patents into a business.”

Work highlights
Successful revocation of AbbVie’s European patent for IL-12 antibodies on behalf of Janssen Biotech before the EPO. Comprehensive victory in defence of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care’s European patent for silicone hydrogel lenses against oppositions mounted by all other competitors.

"Their very knowledgeable staff translate science into patents and patents into a business."

Notable practitioners 

Hugh Goodfellow leads the firm’s biotechnology team and is recommended for prosecution, rights management and contentious work. According to clients, he is “impressively calm in all situations.”

Keith Howick is dual-qualified as a patent and trade mark attorney, although he is perhaps most renowned for his work on brands, designs and copyright. He is praised for his experience and skill with regard to all facets of rights registration, management and protection.

Roger Lush is highly esteemed for his work on all aspects of trade mark registration, strategy and enforcement and has extensive experience in UK registry and OHIM actions. Clients value his “excellent and pragmatic advice.”

Cameron Marshall has a flourishing prosecution and contentious practice devoted exclusively to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Sources say he is “really intelligent” and “down-to-earth, a pleasure to encounter.”

Significant clients
Cephalon, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Mars, Novartis, UCB Celltech.