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EIP

FAIRFAX HOUSE, 15 FULWOOD PLACE, LONDON, WC1V 6HU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 9510
Fax:
Fax 020 7440 9511
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www.eip.com
Bath, Cardiff, Denver, Dusseldorf, Leeds, London and 1 more

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

EIP

'Combining patent attorneys with solicitors in a seamless way', EIP has 'rapidly established itself as a force to be reckoned with', particularly in patent litigation. The 'dedicated and talented team' is praised for 'producing ruthlessly successful results from a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere', with practice head Gary Moss considered to be the 'talisman at the helm'. The firm is noted as being 'particularly strong in the telecoms field' following its high profile representation of Unwired Planet International in litigation, relating to consideration of standard essential patents and FRAND matters, against Huawei. This case is being led by Moss who boasts 'tremendous strategic vision and provides utterly sound commercial advice', and who, alongside Robert Lundie Smith, is instructed by Conversant Wireless Licensing against Huawei and ZTE in similar proceedings, which, in addition, involve jurisdictional issues. Beyond the telecoms sector, the group represented biotech company Amgen in a patent infringement claim against Accord Healthcare. The team has been bolstered with the arrivals of of counsel Patrick Ryan from Unwired Planet and senior associate Alex Morgan from Baker McKenzie.

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PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 2

EIP

The 'excellent' EIP is 'very responsive and professional in all matters' and has clients that include British American Tobacco, Unwired Planet and Visa. Jerome Spaargaren leads the team and specialises in electronics, computing and optics. He recently advised the semiconductor and software design company Arm on drafting and filing patents. Mechanical engineering expert Richard Gordon-Brown advised Airbus on drafting and prosecution issues. Other highlights for the firm included Chris Price advising Rakuten on opposing two patents relating to software and e-commerce and Matt Lawman assisting Reach Robotics with filing PCT applications. The 'extremely technical but also very personable' Iain Russell was recently made partner. Heather McCann, Laurence Brown, Andrew Sharples and Darren Smyth are also recommended.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 4

EIP

EIP's trade mark team has been significantly strengthened by the addition of Claire Lehr from Cooley (UK) LLP, who 'goes above and beyond' and 'truly delivers' in  her work. She has recently been managing the trade mark portfolios of FXCM and the restaurant group Darden, which own chains such as The Olive Garden, Seasons 52 and Longhorn Steakhouse. Paula Flutter is also a key figure and recent mandates include managing Fáilte Ireland's trademark portfolio, assisting Mogo Holdings with trade mark clearance issues and advising Blackbird Retail Holding on the redesign of 'The Cotswold Company' brand.

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