The rating is the result of a joint project by the Financial Times and Statista, which conducted extensive research. A wide-ranging survey was sent to over 10,000 European patent attorneys and experts in the R&D departments of corporations. After analysing the thousands of recommendations received by survey participants, less than 150 firms stood out as the clear winners. The report focuses on innovation and the business of patent attorneys.
The report covers six broad sectors: Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Biotechnology & Food &; and Materials & Nanotechnology, and we are delighted to be ranked as gold for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical engineering; and silver for Biotechnology & Food and Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals.