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Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

UK 2022
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4
Ranked lawyers
7
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Managing Partner: Hugh Goodfellow

Number of Partners: 27

Number of other UK fee-earners: 152

Contacts 

Managing Partner: Hugh Goodfellow 

Chemistry: Gillian McGuire

Dispute Resolution: David Wilson

Engineering & Tech: Gary Small

Life Sciences Biotechnology: Mark Chapman

Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals: James Warner

Trade Marks: Roger Lush

Transactions: Jake Marshall

THE FIRM: Carpmaels & Ransford LLP is a leader in the European IP market, having driven innovation in the industry for over 200 years. The firm advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications, drafting and negotiating licence agreements and other commercial IP agreements, advising on the transfer of property rights, assisting clients with patent restoration matters and conducting enforcement and revocation litigation.

The firm has one of Europe’s largest intellectual property teams serving blue-chip clients across the globe, including Johnson & Johnson, Celgene, Novartis, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Mars, Micron, Gilead, Raytheon, Regeneron, Takeda, Allergan and Xeros. The firm’s attorneys have considerable technical knowledge, bringing together experience from industry-leading companies, academic research at leading universities, and extensive patent expertise in the areas of engineering and tech, chemistry and materials, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, supplementary protection certificates and information communications technology and standards.

Through the firm’s fully integrated dispute resolution and transactions teams, the firm is able to provide a holistic service for clients which supports their IP needs from inception to commercialisation. The dispute resolution team, comprised of experienced solicitors, barristers and patent attorney litigators, represents clients at all levels of the European Patent Office (EPO).The team is also adept at conducting enforcement litigation and revocation actions before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and patent, copyright, trade mark and other IP litigation in the English courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union, often advising in cases where parallel or related litigation is ongoing in courts across Europe or in the United States.

The transactions team is another key part of the firm’s integrated IP offering. As well as advising on the acquisition and licensing of IP rights, and other IP focused agreements, (such as development and collaboration agreements), the team manages multi-jurisdictional patent/trade mark assignment recordal projects, provides specialist advice on the transfer of priority rights and assists clients with the restoration of registered IP rights around the world.

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP rankings

UK Guide 2022
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London (Firms)
Intellectual Property
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Ian Kirby
3
Ian Kirby
3
Band 3
Intellectual Property: Law Firms With Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
1 Department
Department
Intellectual Property: Law Firms With Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Intellectual Property: Law Firms With Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Spotlight Table
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
3
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
3
Band 3
Lawyers
David Wilson
3
David Wilson
3
Band 3
Ian Kirby
3
Ian Kirby
3
Band 3
Camilla Balleny
4
Camilla Balleny
4
Band 4
UK-wide
Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
1 Department
Department
Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
1
Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
1
Band 1
Intellectual Property: Patent Attorneys
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Cameron Marshall
1
Cameron Marshall
1
Band 1
Hugh Goodfellow
1
Hugh Goodfellow
1
Band 1
Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation
3
Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation
3
Band 3
Lawyers
David Wilson
3
David Wilson
3
Band 3