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Marks & Clerk recognised by IAM Patent 1000

10 June 2019

The quality of Marks & Clerk patent prosecution and litigation services has been recognised worldwide in the most recent analysis from IAM Patent 1000, one of the world’s leading directories of intellectual property firms.

In England and Wales Marks & Clerk is highly recommended in the prosecution category and is recognised for its “formidable overseas network” and for being “well-versed in creating bespoke cross-office and cross-border teams as a direct response to specific technical conundrums – agile, technically superb and collaborative”. In particular Sheila Wallace is recognised for her “all-around chemical mastery”, Philip Martin is noted for “his EPO success rate of over 90%” while Philip Cupitt is mentioned as providing “refined, intelligent software, telecoms and manufacturing counsel”.

Marks & Clerk team in Scotland have also been recognised in the latest research, having been ranked gold tier. The team is noted for its commitment to “maintaining relationships” and “training its patent attorneys rigorously”. Richard Gibbs and Graham McGlashan are described as “magnets for biotech, electronics and energy companies”. Andrew Docherty and Paul Chapman are also mentioned as standing out in the Scottish market.

Marks & Clerk Law meanwhile is also ranked top-tier and is described as “competent, efficient and open-minded” in the latest guide. Mike Gilbert as noted as being “always at the top of the pile, especially for pharmaceutical matters”. Graham Burnett-Hall, Michael Moore and Simon Portman are also singled out and praised.

The latest guide also praises Marks & Clerk’s Canadian team noting that “few do it better than Marks & Clerk”. Ian Clark and Hetal Kushwaha are mentioned as “setting the tone of excellence”. Elsewhere, David Ruston and Jean-Charles Grégoire are said to “stand out for engineering and high-tech expertise”. The Marks & Clerk team in France also come highly recommended in IAM Patent’s most recent research.

In Asia Marks & Clerk comes highly recommended in Hong Kong and Malaysia. In China and Hong Kong the firm is praised for being “at the leading edge of local patent developments” and Mike Flint is praised for his “good drafting and prosecution skills” and Michael Lin for his “prompt and quality services”. Zephyr Su and Monique Chu are also mentioned. Describing the team in Malaysia, the latest guide states that “one expects, and finds, great quality” at Marks & Clerk. Chris Hemingway is described as an “absolute authority on life sciences matters.” Gerald Samuel is also mentioned as being “a thoroughbred litigator”.

Marks & Clerk Singapore is also highly recommended, having moved up a rank on last year to top tier. The team are described as having “a significant advantage over other firms in Singapore.” Jim Greene-Kelly is described as “an all-around engineering aficionado” while Gianfranco Matteucci is noted for his linguistic abilities. Matthew English and Daniel Poh are also praised. “The team comfortably covers patent prosecution in jurisdictions all around the world” according to the latest analysis.

For further details, please contact:
Liam Thompson

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