Carpmaels & Ransford has again been ranked Band 1 for patent and trade mark attorneys in the 2021 edition of Chambers & Partners. This year, the firm was also ranked within Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys in London.
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:
“High-level thinkers who see the big picture.”
“Really talented intellectual property professionals.”
Five Partners received individual recognition in this year’s directory:
Hugh Goodfellow assists clients in the life sciences sector with all facets of patent prosecution and is sought after to coordinate multi-jurisdictional SPC filing programmes. He currently sits as the firm’s managing partner. According to clients he is “one of the leading lights in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals space.”
Cameron Marshall is an expert in biochemical patent prosecution and frequently acts in oppositions before the UK and EU registries. He has a strong client base in biotech and pharmaceuticals. Clients comment that “he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.”
David Wilson has a wealth of experience defending and bringing claims for corporations in patent infringement and revocation actions. He has particular expertise representing top pharmaceutical companies.
Camilla Balleny leverages her scientific background to assist a broad range of life sciences companies with complex patent disputes. She often handles multi-jurisdictional cases. Sources note that “Camilla is very thoughtful, strategic, and doesn’t leave any stone unturned. She is proactive in identifying potential issues and presents them in a way that allows us to make an informed decision.”
Ian Kirby is noted for his success as a patent litigator acting for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. He has also recently been instructed by clients in financial services and consumer goods. Clients comment that he is “a clever and strategic thinker who is quick on his feet.”