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Potter Clarkson recommended by IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2019

10 June 2019

Potter Clarkson LLP is pleased to feature in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2019 – a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.

The publication has recommended the firm for Prosecution and goes on to say "Potter Clarkson has enjoyed yet another transformative year of growth. The firm has immense faith in the quality of its work, which its clients clearly share. As one reports, precision is never lacking in Potter Clarkson’s drafts: “the firm is extremely conscientious – it gets the details correct and provides a draft that is globally acceptable – that is, not just an EPO draft but a Patent Cooperation Treaty one that considers the US and China too”. Another mentions the “great pride the firm takes in doing a good job.” Senior partner Richard Bassett belongs to the biotech patent team and is arguably the fulcrum of the practice’s fee-earning staff. Clients have only excellent things to say about him: “Richard is probably the best patent attorney I have seen advocating before the EPO Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal. He analyses highly complex subject matter, un-complicates it, finds just the right arguments and presents them convincingly and clearly.” Saiful Khan is “one of the best”; he handles a varied portfolio, which includes mechanical, telecommunications and computing patents. Applied computer tech sage Ray Charig knows how to shepherd a patent past the EPO’s watchful guardians. A trio of chemists give Potter Clarkson significant strength on the life sciences side. Stephen McNeeney maintains a wide client base, operating with particular ease in the Nordic region and the United States. As a former winner of the Moss Prize, awarded for the highest mark on the United Kingdom and overseas patent attorney qualifying papers, he wields top-notch procedural knowledge. Ian Dee began his research career at a large chemical corporation, before turning his hand to crafting arguments before EPO examiners. Charlotte Crowhurst is a key link between the firm and Asian clients; she has a track record of sharing her knowledge with eager audiences in China, Korea and Taiwan.”

The IAM Patent 1000 has become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources.

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