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Potter Clarkson maintains top ranking for 2013 in Chambers UK legal guide

09 November 2012

Potter Clarkson has again been ranked in the top band for its patent and trade mark work, with four of its members being recommended as "Key individuals".

Potter Clarkson has again been ranked in the top band for its patent and trade mark work, with four of its members being recommended as "Key individuals".

"This Nottingham firm is widely acknowledged as a market-leader in IP right prosecution, opposition and exploitation. It has a very commercial approach to its work, which it brings to the filing of patent and trade mark applications and in the raising of capital for viable start-up businesses. Fielding nearly 50 attorneys, the firm is particularly well thought-of for its trade mark offering and for its expertise in biotechnology and life sciences, as well as its formidable EPO opposition work.

Key Individuals

John Miles
has a fearsome reputation for his successes in biotech and medical device-related oppositions before the UK and European patent offices. He is also a noted expert on SPCs.

Timothy Powell is a patent attorney and litigator of international standing, and is often the face of the firm for clients in emerging and breakthrough markets. His clients tend to come from the electronics, mechanical and precision engineering, metallurgy and optics sectors.

Clients admire Ian Stevens's unflappable approach to complex problems, and find he
"always has an answer ready if you have any questions." He deals mainly with patents pertaining to biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and polymer chemistry. His appearances before the EPO have impressed many.

Philip Thomas is a patent attorney specialising in biotechnology. He appears in patent oppositions and appeals and helps start-ups and SMEs to develop their growth strategy. He has a large client following in Scandinavia."


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