CEO: Rolf Stein
Number of partners: 34
Other fee earners: 139
IP Litigation (Hard): Richard Kempner
IP Litigation (soft): Jason Dainty
High-tech, Artificial Intelligence & Software: Simon Rees
Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry & Healthcare: Alex Rogers
Energy, Environmental, Automotive, Aerospace & Engineering: Ashley Giles
Retail & Fashion, Food & Drink: Pat Chapman
As a leading firm of solicitors, trade mark and patent attorneys, created on 1st May 2019 by a ground breaking merger of Haseltine Lake and Kempner & Partners, Haseltine Lake Kempner is an IP powerhouse which provides a new choice for clients. Their model combines leading service from recognised experts at a price that makes sense by avoiding unnecessary overheads and by never overstaffing a case. The firm’s unique ethos is that even the biggest IP case can never legitimately involve a team of more than three.
The combined firm, Haseltine Lake Kempner, provides a full suite of IP services across the entire IPR lifespan, and advises on the strategy, identification, protection, opposition and appeal, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights, and defends its clients from allegations of infringement by focusing on acquiring competitive advantage for their clients. They work in all technical and scientific disciplines, including the following industry groups:
■ High-Tech, Artificial Intelligence and Software
■ Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry and Healthcare
■ Energy, Environmental, Automotive, Aerospace and Engineering
■ Retail and Fashion, Food and Drink
Haseltine Lake Kempner comprises nearly 200 people in 7 locations, with offices in London, Munich, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, The Netherlands and Guangzhou (China), providing IP services across the globe. There are 34 partners in the combined firm with over 100 IP professionals.
The majority of the firm’s clients are large corporate entities but they also work with universities and research institutes and with SMEs across the high-tech and pharma sectors. The firm currently has clients in over 50 countries, including the US, China, Japan and all major European countries. The firm works with some of the most exciting and forward looking businesses in the world, which are at the forefront of innovation and product development in their various spheres. Their clients include Ericsson, Ford, Rolls Royce, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Imerys, Cirrus Logic, Philips, Mars, Nike, Tesco, Jet2.com, JD Sports, Regus, Gianni Versace, Farrow & Ball, Birds Eye, Findus and Wren Kitchens.
Haseltine Lake Kempner has built a strong international reputation for top quality advice. In a recent survey of its clients, conducted through an independent research agency, 97% of the firm’s clients were highly satisfied with the overall service provided by the firm.
Using IP to gain competitive advantage, means that they always:
■ Offer a holistic and proactive approach
■ Focus on the goals clients wish to achieve
■ Provide a recommended strategy and action plan
■ Ensure that the strategy and action plan pass the cost benefit test
They do not:
■ Provide a reactive service by only ‘responding’ to instructions
■ Operate with unnecessary overheads
■ Appear invisible to clients
■ Sit on the fence