Chambers & Partners rankings 2020
Carpmaels & Ransford ranked Band 1 for patent and trade mark attorneys

Carpmaels & Ransford has once again been ranked Band 1 for patent and trade mark attorneys by Chambers & Partners with five partners also receiving individual recognition.

Comments from Chambers & Partners:

“All-encompassing patent, trade mark and designs offering with expertise in biotechnology, chemicals, computer science, engineering and pharmaceuticals. Handles commercially sensitive 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. Has an office in Munich.”

“A powerful patent litigation practice built on the solid foundations of one of the country’s leading patent attorney firms. The team draws on deep wells of knowledge across all conceivable scientific disciplines but has particularly cut a dash in life sciences.”

Comments from clients:

“It is an excellent firm offering great service and superb forward thinking.”

“They have been really impressive – the quality of the work, their technical expertise and communications are great.”

“They have done a fantastic job and added value, and it was a truly collegiate working experience.”

“What strikes me about the team is that they are really pleasant, personable and easy-going team players who make you feel like a valued member,”

“They are approachable, hard-working and extremely capable.”

Individuals recognised by Chambers & Partners include:

Hugh Goodfellow assists clients in the life sciences sector with all facets of patent prosecution and is sought after to co-ordinate multi-jurisdictional SPC filing programmes. A client says: “He is an expert in biotech and pharma and is very helpful in his advice regarding the acquisition and preparation of patents in Europe.”

Cameron Marshall is “a personable chap who is phenomenally bright and has a technical mindset, which makes him a formidable opponent,” according to a source. He has a strong client base in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical spaces.

Ian Kirby has “an exceptional understanding of the commercial realities and what makes a judge want to find in the client’s favour,” says an impressed source. He is noted for his success as a patent litigator acting for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

David Wilson has a wealth of experience defending and bringing claims for corporations in patent infringement and revocation actions. A source describes him as “scientifically strong and an experienced and tough litigator.”

Camilla Balleny leverages her scientific background to assist a broad range of life sciences companies with complex patent disputes. A source says: “She has a great approach to litigation.”