IP Stars Handbook 2021
Carpmaels ranked Tier 1 for Patent Prosecution

Carpmaels & Ransford has been recognised as a Top Tier firm for Patent Prosecution in this year’s edition of IP Stars published by Managing IP.  The firm was also ranked Tier 2 in the Patent Contentious category and received further recommendations in the Trade Mark Contentious and Trade Mark Prosecution categories.

15 Carpmaels Partners received individual recognition in the rankings and 3 Senior Associates were ranked as Rising Stars in the directory.  Earlier in the year, Partner Susan Kirsch was again featured in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP. Further information on the rankings can be found here.

The guide features the following client testimonial:

“They provide sophisticated, practical advice that considers the big picture, not only for the matter but for us as a client. The people are easy to work with and they provide advice that shows their understanding of the legal landscape as well as the politics of their corporate clients.”

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Editorial 2021

IP boutique Carpmaels & Ransford is among the elite firms in Europe for patent and SPC protection.  It has European patent attorneys for fields such as chemistry, life sciences, engineering, and ICT. The firm is also recommended for trade mark protection and IP disputes.

Life sciences specialist Hugh Goodfellow is the managing partner. Other notable senior European patent attorneys in the firm include Edward Oates, Harvey Adams, Gillian McGuire, Gary Small, Susan Kirsch, Daniel Wise, James Warner, Mark Chapman, Cameron Marshall, and John Brunner.

For patent disputes, the firm has 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. Wilson heads the disputes practice. Clients in need of IP transactions advice can go to Jake Marshall, who leads the firm’s commercial IP practice.

Roger Lush heads the trade mark department. Lush is supported by Jonathan Day, who is dual qualified as a solicitor and trade mark attorney.