16 June 2020
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We are delighted to once again be ranked ‘highly recommended’ in ‘IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners’ where we are recognised for our expertise in Patent Prosecution and at the European Patent Office (EPO).   

IAM researchers comment:

“Longevity is a core value at Mewburn Ellis – the firm has been on the scene for over 150 years and has worked with 45% of its patrons for at least two decades. Thanks to these enduring relationships, the practitioners here know clients and their industries inside out – unique insight which has drawn eight of the country’s top 10 universities through its doors, as well as some of the most innovative multinationals in all sectors”.

Individuals singled out for praise

It’s particularly pleasing to see that nine of our partners have been recognised. 

Simon Kiddle who “quickly understands the nuances of complex portfolios and provides expert strategic advice”. The “very approachable” Simon Kremer  "an authority on the pharmaceutical lifecycle, whose scientific prowess is lauded by the universities he works with".  Nick Sutcliffe for “his keen insight in the field of antibodies and recombinant proteins”. Robert Watson who “balances his penchant for pharmaceutical patents with a thriving designs practice”. Seán Walton who is described as "a safe pair of hands for EPO oppositions and appeals" and Chris Denison for his "foothold in the niche area of functional foods". Clients appreciate the solutions that Simon Parry "dreams up for all their patent protection problems" along with  Stephen Gill who "leads a team that drafts around 100 patents each year for a global aeronautics company". Chemistry doyen Jeremy Webster, is celebrated for his "high success rate in oppositions and appeals at the EPO and effortlessly coordinates global portfolio management for Japanese multinationals".

Read our full IAM Patent 1000 recommendation. 

Appreciation for our achievements at the EPO

Mewburn Ellis is placed in the ‘gold’ band which represents the top tier in the IAM Patent 1000 European Patent Office rankings. Partners Simon Kremer and Jeremy Webster are once again highlighted individually in the short list of recommended attorneys.

View the EPO rankings.

About IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions.

Jacqueline is a member of the firms Marketing and BD team. She is a marketing and business development manager responsible for the firm’s profile-raising activity and practice group marketing and BD. She works primarily with the Chemistry and Legal practice groups and also manages other firmwide projects.
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