Further recognition as a leading firm by Chambers UK 2012
27 October 2011
The newly available results for Chambers UK 2012 list Potter Clarkson LLP as a leading firm of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. As well as achieving band 1 status, which is the highest recommendation possible, four of the firm's Partners were also mentioned as key individuals.
The editorial reads:
This well-regarded practice includes in its Nottingham-headquartered team over 50 patent and trade mark professionals. Attorneys are recruited on their strong academic backgrounds from across a broad range of scientific disciplines, meaning the firm is well equipped to handle the full spectrum of patent matters. Highlights include being appointed by Mexichem to handle its global patent filing and prosecution work, and it continues to handle Bupa's trade mark registrations and applications worldwide. Clients note how well the firm's professionals are prepared, with one saying: "When you come to hearings it is clear that they have never missed or overlooked any of the details."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Philip Thomas is a biotechnology expert with a strong interest in recombinant DNA technology. He advises long-term client BioInvent International on the prosecution of its global patent portfolio. John Miles also specialises in biotechnology, and has a great deal of experience in the niche field of supplementary protection certificates. Clients describe him as "easy to work with and highly commercial." Timothy Powell has a strong engineering background that equips him well to advise clients on energy, metallurgy, electronic and optical technologies. One client says that "he is one of the most exceptional lawyers I have ever worked with - his knowledge of patent law is outstanding and he can make highly complex issues relatively clear to understand." Ian Stevens is a talented patent attorney with a specialism in chemistry, and recently acted for Novozymes in two successful patent oppositions at the European Patent Office. Clients are delighted with his efforts and note that "he fulfils all the criteria, being both excellent at his work and the perfect gent."