Chambers & Partners rankings 2018
Carpmaels & Ransford recognised as a leading firm for the 11th consecutive year

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been listed in band 1 for patent and trade mark attorneys in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners. Four of our partners have also received individual recognition.

Chambers UK 2018

What the team is known for

All-encompassing patent, trade mark and designs offering with expertise in biotechnology, chemicals, computer science, engineering and pharmaceuticals. Handles commercially sensitive European Patent Office (EPO) proceedings and also advises on the IP aspects of M&A deals and licensing agreements. Also has a powerful in-house patent litigation capability.

Comments from clients

“The team is very experienced and is keen to deliver excellent results for clients.”

“The team is very responsive, always thoughtful in its review of our matters and attentive to our needs.”

Individuals recognised by Chambers & Partners include:

Hugh Goodfellow is a “very client-friendly” patent attorney with a focus on life sciences. He advises on domestic and European patent filing strategies and also assists with due diligence with regard to corporate deals.

Cameron Marshall is a life sciences patent specialist noted for his experience handling contentious proceedings at the EPO and USPTO. Sources say: “He is excellent – a clever man who you know will put up a good fight.”

Ian Kirby of Carpmaels & Ransford LLP is “very well regarded” for his handling of copyright, trade mark and patent disputes. He also handles complex licensing disputes. A source describes him as a “really significant force in IP litigation.”

David Wilson of Carpmaels & Ransford LLP is widely admired for his stewardship of patent disputes on behalf of life sciences and hi-tech companies. Sources say he is “a brilliant litigator.”

The full write up can be found in the 2018 edition of Chambers & Partners.