We are delighted that the firm was top-ranked for UK Patent Prosecution in the latest IP Stars handbook and a number of Partners were named as patent and trade mark stars.
Patent Editorial 2017
Carpmaels & Ransford is a leading IP firm for patent prosecution work. This firm has a world-class life sciences group. Its patent team is highly rated by market commentators in patent office proceedings. One confesses: “Carpmaels & Ransford are the gold standard for patent prosecution.” European patent attorneys Cameron Marshall, John Brunner, Hugh Goodfellow and Susan Kirsch are highly recommended. Goodfellow impresses with his “responsiveness, excellent judgement and business acumen“. According to one rival, Kirsch is “absolutely impeccable with her work“. Other notable patent attorneys include James Warner, Edward Oates and the “impressive” Daniel Wise. One client uses Oates because of his “terrific prosecution and SPC experience“.
Alongside its excellent patent office proceedings practice, the firm’s growing legal services practice has caught the attention of competitors and garners praise from clients. In the team are experienced IP lawyers such as David Wilson, Camilla Balleny and Ian Kirby. Jennifer Antcliff is a rising star to watch. “They’ve grown and maintained quality,” says a market commentator. One client values the work of the legal team: “They are timely in their responses to all correspondence and requests including out of hours and work to budgets.”
Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2017
Carpmaels & Ransford has expanded and evolved over the past three years into a boutique firm which offers both IP prosecution and legal services. Its clients have bought into this, according to one: “Knowing there is a big team working in the background on administrative tasks, I feel like we are in good hands. Also the lawyers in the department discuss more difficult cases with each other to find the best way to solve a problem.”
The firm’s trade marks team is led by Jonathan Day and the out-and-out trade marks specialist Roger Lush who provides “first class advice and quality service”. One trade mark client says Day provides “quick, thorough and practical” advice. The firm also has an IP transactions practice led by solicitor Jake Marshall, one of the new recruits. Recent case studies show the team representing companies such as Penguin Random House, Western Digital Technologies, Deere & Company and Bear Grylls Ventures.
The full rankings and analysis can be found here.