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Mewburn Ellis LLP

Work 020 7776 5300
Fax 033 0111 4455

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 1

Mewburn Ellis LLP (Bristol, Cambridge, London, Manchester)

An excellent firm for handling complex life sciences patent portfolios’, Mewburn Ellis LLP’s ‘highly knowledgeable’ team is singled out for its ‘competent and detailed support and understanding of clients’ commercial needs’. The 35-partner team features ‘attorneys with technical knowledge of the various technology fields who are able to make good use of the knowledge accumulated within the team to fulfil clients’ needs’. The team amply demonstrated these qualities by advising University of California, Berkeley on the platform filing for Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technology, securing the first two patent grants in the world for these filings before the UKIPO. Other highlights include assisting Cambridge Enterprise with filing patent applications covering a new treatment for haemophilia, and successfully defending a European patent for Sandvik AB concerning a twist drill. Key figures include the ‘thorough, well-prepared and responsive’ Richard Clegg; Stephen Carter and associate Emma Graham, who are ‘good on the details’; Simon Kiddle and associate Sarah Brearley, who are ‘efficient and reliable’; and Simon Kremer, Graeme Moore and Robert Watson.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 2

Mewburn Ellis LLP (Bristol, Cambridge, London, Manchester)

Key figures in Mewburn Ellis LLP’s Bristol office include Sofia Arenal, who is recommended for complex opposition and other contentious work as well as handling large trade mark portfolios; the ‘commercially-minded’ Edmund Harrison, who is noted for his experience in clearance searches, filing applications and prosecuting oppositions; and Michael Foster, who is ‘concise in the expert guidance he provides’. Cambridge-based Stephen Hodsdon ‘displays evidence of his very good background knowledge of the respective industry’; his written and presentational work is ‘of a very high standard’. Other key figures include London-based Andy King, who is ‘very reliable and forward thinking’. It acts for a wide range of international blue-chip companies, as well as SMEs, universities and research institutions; representative clients include Axon, Dotcom Retail, Citymapper and Greggs. The team recently assisted TauRx Therapeutics with a number of international trade mark portfolios, and represented a fast food restaurant chain in trade mark oppositions.

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