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


According to one client, 'the quality of advice at Dehns is outstanding' and the team is 'very effective at patent prosecution and invalidation attack and defence'. Leading the team is Alexander Piésold, Hanna Dzieglewska (head of biotechnology), Philip Towler (head of the chemical group), and John Tothill (head of engineering). Other key figures include Mark Bell, who worked with the US lighting products company Cree on its European patent applications and Laura Ramsay, who assisted Isansys Lifecar with the granting of a patent for its wireless cardiac monitoring device 'Lifetouch Sensor'. Patent portfolio management is a key specialty of Chris Goddard, who recently worked with Camurus on its portfolio. Matthew Hall and Adam Taylor conducted due diligence for EQT on the IP portfolio of its target company AutoStore. Associate Daniel Rowe drafted and filed the patent application for a test kit which measures bacteria and is used to detect bowel conditions. Alex Robinson, Barbara Rigby, Christopher Wilkins and Phillip Price are also recommended.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 1


Dehns works on trade mark matters for clients such as Avon Cosmetics and Honda. Team head Roberto Calamita worked with Accord Healthcare on its increased trade mark portfolio due to its acquisition of Actavis UK & Ireland, and advised Pret a Manger on its global IP strategy. Clare Mann advised Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club on its trade mark protection strategy. Joseph Letang assisted Otis Elevator Company with avoiding renewal fees for its European trade marks through filing seniority claims due to the marks being registered prior to the introduction of the EUTM. Also recommended is Elaine Deyes, who is experienced in trade mark clearance, prosecution and enforcement.

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