Potter Clarkson celebrates top tier rankings in Legal 500

Potter Clarkson has retained its top tier rankings in a number of key practice areas in the recently published Legal 500 2021 survey, the clients guide to the best law firms, attorneys and solicitors.

THE LEGAL 500 SUMMARY OF OUR PATENT PRACTICE:

'Potter Clarkson LLP stands out through its geographical footprint, with offices in the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. The firm's strength in opposition and appeals work and organisation in industry sector groups, including life sciences, industrial chemistry, engineering, electronics and computing, attract an impressive list of blue-chip clients, SMEs, universities and start-ups. The firm continues to evolve: Steve Smith took over as managing partner in January 2019; former Gill Jennings & Every LLP practitioners Fiona Stevens and Peter Finnie joined the City office to bolster the firm's IP offering for start-ups and SMEs and its EPO and UKIPO credentials; and the firm launched a specialised IP consultancy service in February 2020. Technology expert Daniel Hudson also made partner in July 2019. Key contacts include Philip Thomas, Caroline Marshall, Tony Proctor, Ray Charig, Mark Didmon, Dave Clark, Richard Bassett, Stephanie Pilkington, Saiful Khan, David Carling, Rob Pugh and Charlotte Crowhurst, all based in Nottingham.'

PATENT TESTIMONIALS

"Potter Clarkson work for you as if they were working as an employee of your company and not PC. They always seem to put the needs of the client first, do their best to provide what you need, think ahead, and help to guide you through the possibilities and ways out of problems, so that deciding the best course of action is not so difficult anymore."
"I always feel like the people working with PC have been selected based on a number of criteria: intelligence, the ability to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, and interest in the business of their clients and each other."
"Excellent technical skills, reliable for deadlines, eye for detail, just someone that you can trust to get the job done."
"Potter Clarkson does an excellent job of building IP portfolios not just to protect your technology, but to create a valuable asset that produces revenue. The firm has a diverse skill set, extensive experience in patent matters, provides excellent advice, and delivers a work product of a very high standard."

THE LEGAL 500 SUMMARY OF OUR TRADE MARK DEPARTMENT:

'Potter Clarkson LLP has successfully consolidated and grown its practice after several years of significant change following the introduction of its licensing and litigation teams in 2016. With offices in the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany, the group has a distinctly international outlook and is able to assist its prestigious client list with complex cross-border matters. The group's portfolio of expertise includes brand clearance and trade mark prosecution work, including representation in contentious proceedings at the UKIPO and the EUIPO, transactional work, and enforcement and litigation matters. Since February 2020, the firm has offered a specialist IP consultancy service to better assist with IP audits, due diligence matters and strategic IP mandates. The Nottingham-based Sanjay Kapur and Janella Barr and London duo Sarah Talland and Emmy Hunt are the practice heads in the UK.'

TRADE MARK TESTIMONIALS

"Excellent one-stop shop for litigation advice/support, IP registration work and general IP advice. Combines brilliant academics with practical commercial advice and understanding of the needs of our business. They feel like a part of our in-house team."
"Friendly and efficient."
"Very professional, quick to respond and easy to work with."

THE LEGAL 500 SUMMARY OF OUR LITIGATION AND LICENSING TEAM:

'Potter Clarkson LLP advises on all aspects of IP law and is particularly well-established in the biochemicals sector. Noted for its international reach, the firm has strengthened its presence with the opening of a second location in Denmark. The firm's litigation and licensing team has rapidly grown and undertakes high-profile and complex litigation cases. Key individuals include Mark Snelgrove and Richard Roberts. Also recommended is Nick McDonald, who was part of the team that defended Alnylam Pharmaceuticals against allegations of patent infringement.'

LITIGATION AND LICENSING TESTIMONIALS

"Very professional. Quick response to issues."
"We have worked with them from the very beginning of our business, so they have grown with us and have an in depth knowledge of our business and technology. We trust their judgement."
"Good breadth of technical backgrounds of patent attorneys. Very large chem/biotech team."