The 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000 has been published, with retained rankings for the firm and excellent client and market feedback.
Eleven partners from EIP’s UK and German offices have been recognised among the world’s leading patent practitioners.
Editorial for the firm’s UK’s practice recognises how it “blends litigation and patent prosecution in a seamless team” and one client commented that “The lawyers really put their heart into the case and there is never even a single moment’s doubt that they have their clients’ interests first and foremost in mind.”
The firm’s UK patent litigation team retained its silver ranking with it noted that its reputation in the field of SEPs is difficult to beat. In addition to the firm’s recognition several partners received positive commentary. Robert Lundie Smith is referred to as a dab hand at overseeing parallel proceedings in multiple jurisdictions while Kathleen Fox Murphy is described as a talented litigator and SEP specialist. Gary Moss is described as a “very switched-on patent litigator with a wide commercial perspective and strong legal knowledge”; while it is noted that Matthew Jones does not limit his contentious prowess to his field of study, having been involved just this year in a major electronics matter.
The firm’s UK patent prosecution team is listed as recommended with specific mentions for Laurence Brown; Jerome Spaargaren who brings personal skill and insight as an inventor to the table for clients; Matt Lawman noted as “very knowledgeable, timely and has great attention to detail”; while Heather McCann is described as a “consistent and high-quality” practitioner who has “excellent technical knowledge” something IAM notes Darren Smyth also boasts in spades.
EIP’s German patent infringement team is ranked in the bronze category and editorial recognises the firm’s star in Germany is firmly in the ascendant, thanks to polished performances in multinational patent litigation, particularly in the field of electronics. Christof Höhne is celebrated for his “collaborative approach and ability to always provide creative, on-point advice”; while Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky is described as a “responsive, thorough and dedicated” practitioners who “is driven to get the right result and has a great grasp of all details”.
IAM Patent 1000 has been compiled following an extensive research process which included in the region of 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.