IAM Patent 1000 rankings 2018
The firm and its partners are highly recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 directory

We are delighted to be listed once again, in the top tier for patent prosecution for IAM Patent 1000 2018, with eight of our partners receiving individual recognition. This year, Carpmaels & Ransford has also been listed as a recommended firm for litigation, with all three of our litigation partners receiving individual recognition.

“Carpmaels & Ransford has a fantastic reputation – it represents the benchmark, the absolute gold standard for patent prosecution.”

According to the publication: “Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Xeros and Gillette all entrust the firm with their portfolios. A key cog in the life sciences practice, James Warner drafts airtight applications. Edward Oates’s creativity and technical acumen are no less impressive; he has experience advising on everything from small molecule inventions to later stage developments. The seasoned Daniel Wise brings matchless expertise in protein therapeutics, vaccine technology and medicine chemistry to the party. An old hand at EPO oppositions, Cameron Marshall is enlisted when objections from competitors are only a question of time. Another regular sight in EPO proceedings, Susan Kirsch captains the chemistry practice but is superb in consumer products and food science matters to boot. Telecoms and electrical engineering are the strong suits of John Brunner and Richard Jackson respectively. While the firm is unquestionably best known for its non-contentious offering, it has also been grabbing attention in the courtroom with a string of impressive showings in SPC cases. A notable highlight was the assistance provided to Abraxis BioScience in its battle against the Comptroller-General of Patents; life sciences sages Hugh Goodfellow and Camilla Balleny scored an injury-time winner in an appeal before the UK Patents Court, forcing the matter to be referred to the European Court of Justice. Goodfellow is a technical whizz who focuses on filing but also acts as a strategic link between the two wings of the firm’s practice; with his input, Balleny and the rest of the dispute resolution gang never skip a beat. Ian Kirby and David Wilson are two more litigators marked by magnificent powers of recall and ceaseless elegance. “Kirby always adopts a business-oriented approach and takes care to render practical advice within the timetable agreed on, however tight that might be. What’s great about him is that he seeks to explain, reason and convince rather than dismiss and table thump. Everything proceeds in a smooth manner – even opposing counsel quickly form a positive impression.” Wilson has been flexing his muscles for Pacific Biosciences in a dicey High Court case against Oxford Nanopore Technologies relating to innovative methods of single-molecule DNA sequencing.”