First-class patent attorneys and top-tier UK litigators under one roof
Patents

Unrivalled experience, extensive networks, cohesive approach

Patents are vital to the protection of technological innovation.  Whether you are in an established or emerging industry, we match a dedicated team with superb, specialist knowledge in your area. We are highly experienced in dealing with contentious proceedings before the European Patent Office. It is a rare week when at least one of our partners or senior associates is not arguing a case in a hearing before an Opposition Division or Board of Appeal.

With first-class patent attorneys and seasoned top-tier litigators under one roof, our combined experience provides an unmatched service in revocation or infringement actions in any of the available forums, from the UKIPO to the Supreme Court.  This knowledge and experience of the sharp end of a patent dispute cultivates an awareness of the pitfalls that await the unwary earlier in a patent’s lifetime, and translates into unrivalled experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.

Another of the firm’s strengths is strategic IP management, whether for a single patent family or for an entire patent portfolio. We engage in all aspects of patent practice worldwide in collaboration with our extensive network of local attorneys, particularly in key territories such as the US, China, Japan and South Korea. Naturally, we also advise on assignments, licences and freedom-to-operate issues and we have extensive experience in assisting the due diligence process.

65
Patent Attorneys & Solicitors
44
PhDs
27
Technical Assistants
10330
Patent cases pending
Meet the Patent team
Andreas Theisen
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Anna Leathley
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Ben Husband
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Christopher Hoggett
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Claire Morris
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Ian MacLeod
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Isobel Barry
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Jennie Cox
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Jennifer Antcliff
Senior Associate
Solicitor
Jens Grabenstein
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
John Fisher
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Liz McKinley
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Mark Abthorpe
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Matthew Birch
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Matthew Georgiou
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Richard Darby
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Sarah Johnson
Senior Associate
Solicitor
Simon Keevey-Kothari
Senior Associate
Barrister
Stephen Duffield
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Stephen Michell
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Susannah Dragosavac
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Tanja Preissner
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Chris Mercer
Consultant
Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
Adam Ellwood
Associate
Annabel Strawson
Associate
Patent Attorney
Ben Chapman
Associate
Caroline Allen
Associate
Patent Attorney
Chloe Grover
Associate
Patent Attorney
Chloe Taylor
Associate
Solicitor
Emily Nikolic
Associate
Patent Attorney
Emma Demetriades
Associate
Patent Attorney
Fergus Tyrrell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Fred Nicolle
Associate
Patent Attorney
Greg Ball
Associate
Patent Attorney
Hazel Turner
Associate
Patent Attorney
Henry Evans
Associate
Jack Shepherd
Associate
Patent Attorney
Jennifer Archibald
Associate
Patent Attorney
Karen Ng
Associate
Patent Attorney
Kit Carter
Associate
Solicitor
Leila Panesar Morris
Associate
Solicitor
Lucy Sewter
Associate
Legal Executive
Mark Hopkin
Associate
Michael Nielsen
Associate
Patent Attorney
Natalia Wegner-Cribbs
Associate
Patent Attorney
Paul Kaufman
Associate
Peter Herrick
Associate
Patent Attorney
Philip Naylor
Associate
Patent Attorney
Philip Scott
Associate
Patent Attorney
Rachel Huo
Associate
Patent Attorney
Rachel Taylor
Associate
Patent Attorney
Richard Newell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Russell Woolley
Associate
Sean O’Kane
Associate
Patent Attorney
Susan Hancock
Associate
Patent Attorney
Victoria Randall
Associate
Patent Attorney
Alex Fennell
Technical Assistant
Alexander Worley
Technical Assistant
Anthony Kavanagh
Technical Assistant
Clara Hughes
Technical Assistant
Daniel Goodman
Technical Assistant
Daniel Nicholls
Technical Assistant
Duncan Bull
Technical Assistant
James Channer
Technical Assistant
Joe Abdalla
Technical Assistant
John Snape
Technical Assistant
Jonathon Woodward
Technical Assistant
Laura Johnson
Technical Assistant
Lawrence Paleschi
Technical Assistant
Martin Crow
Technical Assistant
Maureen Gisseleire
Technical Assistant
Natasha Christian
Technical Assistant
Rhodri Hopes
Technical Assistant
Sam Grayer
Technical Assistant
Sam Sackville
Technical Assistant
Sarah Mitchell
Technical Assistant
Anne Dillon
Legal Support
Paralegal
Kasia Ksiezopolska
Legal Support
Paralegal
Maushami Kabra
Legal Support
Paralegal
Feb
2014
Johnson & Johnson v AbbVie Inc.

Carpmaels & Ransford successfully revoked AbbVie’s European patent covering IL-12 antibodies at the European Patent Office. At the same time, we coordinated parallel opposition in relation to Stelara®, a US$1.5bn monoclonal antibody used to treat plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

“A first-class opposition and litigation strategy that strengthens Johnson & Johnson’s European brand portfolio and demonstrates our ability to work alongside counsel in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.” - Hugh Goodfellow, Partner
Team: Daniel Wise, Hugh Goodfellow, Stephen Duffield