Chambers and Partners has recommended Potter Clarkson for its patent, trade mark, designs, litigation and licensing work.
The firm has been ranked Band 3 for the Midlands and Band 2 for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Partners Peter Finnie and Richard Roberts also received individual recognition.
The guide states:
"A reputation for expertise in patents, trade marks and designs which extends far beyond the firm's Midlands base. Acts for global brands and companies large and small in chemicals, electronics, life sciences and mechanical engineering. Assists with EPO oppositions, high-value litigation, licensing deals and due diligence for corporate transactions. Has offices in Munich, Sweden and Denmark.
"Team of solicitors providing a commercial and litigation arm to the renowned Potter Clarkson patent and trade mark attorney practice. Acts for a large client following in the life sciences, engineering and hi-tech sectors."
Client and sources say:
"They are very knowledgeable, easy to work with and results-driven."
"They're excellent - they look for solutions instead of bringing forward problems."
Peter Finnie is "a top-quality attorney with a strong business mind", according to a client. He helps electronics businesses ranging from venture capital-backed start-ups to global conglomerates clear the way for and protect their technology.
Richard Roberts is an IP rights all-rounder with a focus on complex trade mark, copyright, design and patent disputes. A client says: "He is an excellent IP lawyer with a very detailed knowledge of the law and is able to apply his advice in a commercial way".