IP Stars Handbook 2020
Carpmaels & Ransford ranks highly for patent prosecution and patent contentious

Carpmaels & Ransford has been top-ranked again for patent prosecution in this year’s edition of IP Stars published by Managing IP. The firm was also recognised in tier two for patent contentious.

Eight Carpmaels & Ransford partners were recognised as IP stars, with another partner and three senior associates ranked as rising stars in the directory.  Partner Susan Kirsch was again featured in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP published earlier this year.


Editorial 2020

IP boutique Carpmaels & Ransford is among the elite firms in Europe for patent and SPC protection in the chemistry and life sciences sectors. The firm also has patent attorneys for non-pharma areas such as engineering and computer technology and a team for soft IP instructions. Roger Lush heads the trade mark department. Lush is supported by Jonathan Day, who is dual-qualified as a solicitor and trade mark attorney.

For court proceedings, there is a team of experienced litigators who strategically work alongside the patent attorneys. David Wilson, Camilla Balleny and Ian Kirby are the key senior litigators in the firm’s disputes practice. Clients in need of IP transactions advice can go to Jake Marshall.  Patent star and European patent attorney Hugh Goodfellow is the managing partner.

Other recommended European patent attorneys in the firm include Edward Oates, Gary Small, Susan Kirsch, Daniel Wise, James Warner, Mark Chapman, Cameron Marshall, and John Brunner. Another notable patent attorney is Gillian McGuire, who leads the chemistry and materials practice. Kirsch is highly recommended for EPO proceedings. Senior associates Jennifer Antcliff (now Partner),  Natalia Wegner-Cribbs Isobel Barry and Daniel Goodman were ranked in the 2019 edition of Managing IP’s Rising Stars. Trade mark attorney Lara Elder and solicitor Simon Llewellyn are associates to watch.