Firm Profile > Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP > Leeds, England

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
FOUNTAIN HOUSE
4 SOUTH PARADE
LEEDS
LS1 5QX
England

Intellectual property Tier 1

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP fields an extensive team of IP lawyers and patent attorneys, who provide a full-service offering to global clients. With a particularly strong contentious practice headed by Richard Kempner, the team represents claimants and defendants in patent infringement claims, including recent trials before the High Court. Global trade mark and design portfolios are maintained by the team led by Jason Dainty, who also leads on commercialisation agreements and licensing arrangements. Senior solicitor Brian Whitehead utilises his science background to handle contentious and non-contentious work in the technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors.

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Testimonials

Haseltine Lake Kempner are seen as an extension of our legal team- someone with good commercial knowledge of our business is always available with sound practical advice that is easily understood by all internal stakeholders.

Key clients

Nomad Foods Europe (Birds Eye, Findus etc)

Tesco Stores Limited

Kurt Geiger

BASF SE

Farrow & Ball

Roche Diagnostics

Callaway Golf

Jet2.com

Pathway IP Sarl (“Regus”)

Ascential

Wren Kitchens

Finastra International (previously ‘Misys’)

Gianni Versace S.r.l.

Giorgio Armani

The Restaurant Group

PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 2

Created by the 2019 merger between Haseltine Lake and IP litigation specialist Kempner & Partners, Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP has an excellent track record in high-tech and engineering work, including AI, electronics and software. Its chemistry and life sciences bench has grown significantly thanks to the arrivals of Joseph Lenthall, formerly at Mewburn Ellis LLP, in autumn 2018 and Joanna Deas from HGF Limited in January 2020, both of whom also bolstered the EPO opposition and appeals practice. The firm specialises in direct work and has a busy drafting and filing caseload, with a good mix of UK, European and foreign patents. Alex Rogers, the head of the chemistry and life sciences team, and Simon Rees, who heads the high-tech practice, are based in Bristol, while head of engineering Ashley Giles is based in London. The Leeds-based Richard Kempner heads the litigation practice. In addition to its UK offices, the firm also has a presence in Germany, the Netherlands and China.

Testimonials

‘The firm provides thorough, well-thought-through intellectual property services.’

‘Alex Rogers has provided thorough, successful representation in several opposition matters for the company. His representation has been second to none.’

‘HLK combine technological expertise with a highly efficient organisation which is capable of working with accuracy.’

‘High-quality patent agents who can understand the technology and science as well as drafting accurate patents.’

‘Very knowledgeable on their subject matter. Excellent response times.’

‘Alex Rogers is technically excellent, very responsive, and knows our business needs very well.’

Key clients

Ericsson

HP Inc.

Fujitsu

Imerys

Chevron

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Nike

Rolls Royce

Tesco

Honeywell

Ford

Mars

Nerudia Limited (formally Imperial Tobacco Group plc)

Draeger

BOE Technology Group Co Ltd

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Ingersoll Rand

Givaudan

Cirrus Logic

University of Oxford

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 3

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP, formed through the merger of patent and trade mark firm Haseltine Lake and specialist IP disputes and trade mark firm Kempner & Partners in May 2019, has become one of the most active UK trade mark filers in the market and grown to be a highly experienced representative in UKIPO proceedings. The team assists with the full spectrum of trade mark services, with the prosecution offering coming mainly from the London, Bristol and Munich offices, while the Leeds office is the firm's key IP litigation hub. Leeds-based solicitor Jason Dainty and the Bristol-based Martin Krause, who spends part of his time in the Munich office, form the duo at the head of the practice.

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Testimonials

‘They are extraordinarily responsive and knowledgeable and are my go-to firm for matters in the UK and the EU.’

‘Chris Morris is exceptional. He is very responsive but also gets good results for clients.’

‘HLK have become an extension of our legal team, not merely an external resource. The practice have developed their own relationships with key stakeholders in our business and have worked extensively to understand our business as a whole.’

‘Amanda Mallon’s advice is always practical, tailored to the audience and with our business goals firmly in mind.’

Key clients

Nomad Foods Europe (Birds Eye, Findus etc)

Tesco Stores Limited

Kurt Geiger

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Swatch

Farrow & Ball

Kellogg

JD Sports

Siemens

Roche Diagnostics

Callaway Golf

Jet2.com

Pathway IP Sarl (‘Regus’)

Osram

Ascential

Wren Kitchens

Finastra International (previously ‘Misys’)

Gianni Versace S.r.l.

Giorgio Armani

Imerys

The Restaurant Group

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP is one of the largest independent IP firms in Europe providing a full suite of IP services across the entire IPR Lifespan™ in all technical and scientific disciplines. With offices in London, Munich, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, The Netherlands and Guangzhou (China), Haseltine Lake Kempner provides IP services across the globe.

All of the firm’s resources and expertise are exclusively dedicated to IP protection: safeguarding the inventions, creative designs, brand identities and other innovations of their clients. Haseltine Lake Kempner is privileged to work 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.

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.

Haseltine Lake Kempner has built a strong international reputation for top quality advice across a wide range of technologies and industry sectors. 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner, Litigation Team Richard Kempner rkempner@hlk-ip.com 0113 393 1921
Global Head of Client Services, Partner, High Tech Team Simon Rees srees@hlk-ip.com 0117 910 3200
Partner, Chemistry & Life Sciences Team Alex Rogers arogers@hlk-ip.com 0117 910 3200
Partner, Engineering Team Ashley Giles agiles@hlk-ip.com 0207 611 7900
Partner, Trade Marks Team Jason Dainty jdainty@hlk-ip.com 0113 393 1921
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jason Dainty  photo Jason Dainty Advises on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, and with a specialism of brand…
 Martin Delafaille  photo Martin Delafaille Martin is a dual qualified solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. Martin…
 Stuart Jackson  photo Stuart Jackson Experienced in all types of IP, especially patent litigation and licensing and…
Mr Richard Kempner  photo Mr Richard Kempner A senior partner. Far from being just a ‘figurehead’, Richard combines leading…
Number of UK partners : 34
Number of other UK fee-earners : 93
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Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Haseltine Lake Kempner has an unwavering commitment to diversity and maintaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone can fulfil their potential and maximise their contribution. This is key in cultivating leaders, building effective teams and continually developing as a Firm.

Our colleague led working groups on D&I and Mental Health were established not only to ensure that every person within HLK enjoys a sense of belonging but is also treated fairly and respectfully. The working groups consist of a cross section of colleagues who are the voice of our people and have representation at the most senior level of the Firm. At the core of what they do is encourage open dialogue which informs their agenda in a collaborative way, allowing for initiatives that positively impact colleagues within the Firm and anyone seeking to join HLK in the future. We’re very proud of their dedication and consistently strive to be the best employer we can be with their guidance. HLK celebrates innovation, which is accomplished when we recognise our similarities and embrace our differences. It’s at the heart of our culture and the reason HLK has its dynamic edge.

As one of the founding members of ‘IP Inclusive’, an industry-wide group aiming is to raise awareness and improve equality, diversity and inclusivity in the IP community, we take this commitment seriously. It is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing to do, we value everyone as just that, an individual and in turn colleagues are engaged with each other, their team and the Firm. To this end we run bi-annual Progress And Contribution Talks (PACTs) for all colleagues, that not only identify and prioritise training and development opportunities, but actively seek insights from colleagues about how we can remain their employer of choice.

Being an employer that truly listens leads to an empowered workforce, fostering trust and mutual respect, this fuels all colleague and client interaction. In short, our people are at the heart of everything we do.


CLIENT: W. Glenn Edwards, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel & Deputy General Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Trane Technologies
TESTIMONIAL: I have the pleasure of being a client of Haseltine Lake Kempner (HLK) for over 12 years. Working with HLK has been a very positive experience. The HLK attorneys have domain experience that they are able to combine with European legal expertise and great customer service to consistently deliver high quality legal services for us. I have run legal teams for multi-national corporations for many years and work with many law firms. Rarely do I see law firms that provide consistent high quality work for a good value. HLK is one of the best.


CLIENT: Michael Barrett, Vice President & Associate General Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Cirrus Logic
TESTIMONIAL: Cirrus Logic has entrusted its patent protection to Haseltine Lake Kempner since 2014, and remains very pleased with that choice. HLK’s attorneys are highly proficient in complex technology such as electrical engineering and physics as demonstrated by their ability to prosecute patents relating to our high-precision mixed signal processing components. Additionally, they are professional, proactive, knowledgeable about our business, knowledgeable about developments in patent law, and (as a bonus), are an enjoyable group of people.


CLIENT: Andrew Hilton, UK Intellectual Property Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Ford Global Technologies LLC
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked closely with the team at HLK for nearly 10 years, over which time they have earned an unparalleled level of trust by delivering consistently exceptional support. They offer a highly personal and professional approach, and are always willing to go that extra mile to help out when needed. I hope to continue working with them for many years to come.


CLIENT: Dr Jost Hartmann, Director Patents
COMPANY/FIRM: Beiersdorf AG
TESTIMONIAL: Haseltine Lake Kempner stands out for providing professional, knowledgeable, and pragmatic advice which goes to the heart of the matter – this provides an exceptional client experience.


CLIENT: Barry Sturman-Mole, IP & Commercialisation Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: UK Atomic Energy Authority
TESTIMONIAL: For more than 17 years I have engaged Haseltine Lake (now Haseltine Lake Kempner – “HLK”) to provide IP services ranging across patent and trade mark prosecution, IP landscaping, commercialisation contracts and litigation advice. Unfailingly, the level of service and expertise from HLK has been consistently superior to any other IP services provider in any jurisdiction from Asia to the Americas. The range of technical expertise provided across a wide spectrum of science and engineering is complemented by proactive engagement with clients at all stages of prosecution. The level of diligence and conscientiousness is testament to the professionalism of this firm.