Potter Clarkson is the UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year
20 April 2011
Potter Clarkson LLP has been named UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the
Year 2011 at a recent awards ceremony in London. This follows the firm's
ranking in the highest tier of UK patent firms in Managing IP's World
IP Survey earlier this year.
Potter Clarkson LLP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the coveted title of UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2011 at a recent awards ceremony in London. This follows the firm's ranking in the highest tier of UK patent firms in Managing IP's World IP Survey in February this year.
MIP's team of researchers, based in London, New York and Hong Kong, has spoken to hundreds of practitioners, in-house counsel and clients to gather information about the IP market. The results of this research are detailed rankings of the leading firms practising intellectual property in each country. The lists of the leading firms are presented in the form of tiers, with firms listed in alphabetical order within each tier. Those in the top tiers received the most recommendations for the quality and depth of their practice. The survey is thus a qualitative ranking of the leading firms and reveals those firms that are rated highly by clients and their peers for the strength of their expertise and the depth of their ability to service clients.
Commenting on the top tier ranking, Managing Partner Richard Bassett said:
"We always strive to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and deliver work of the highest quality. This top tier ranking in the latest MIP survey is gratifying because it is based on feedback from our clients and fellow professionals in rival firms. However, we certainly won't be resting on our laurels."
When asked about the UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year Award, Richard paid tribute to the people and culture at Potter Clarkson, saying:
"The award is a great reward for all the hard work and dedication of our people. We work as a team with and for our clients."
The editorial comments for 2011 have not yet been published by MIP, but in its 2010 survey it stated:
"Of the provincial attorney firms, Potter Clarkson is the clear leader for patent work. Based in a single Nottingham office, the firm has a "no generalists" approach and operates a highly specialised practice with clearly delineated teams. For the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals team, which consists of 20 attorneys and is one of the UK's biggest, 2009 was a particularly busy year. Under the leadership of managing partner Richard Bassett, it represented AstraZeneca in EPO proceedings to gain protection for its product Nexium - one of the world's biggest-selling drugs. The firm has a balanced client list in which companies from the UK, US, Japan and Scandinavia all feature. One client praised the firm for its personal approach: "They make you feel like you're on their radar and that you are important to them. I feel safe and secure acting on their advice."