Awards and accreditations

The Legal 500

Mathys & Squire is ranked in both the PATMA: Patent Attorneys and PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys categories in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 – United Kingdom guide. Praise for the firm in this year’s directory includes:

Patents

‘The most fortunate development of our business was engaging Mathys & Squire. Highly knowledgeable, professional and excellent value for money.’ 

‘My experience with the Mathys & Squire team has been outstanding. They are organised, responsive, and dynamic. They ensure they have gathered all of the relevant data by virtue of asking the appropriate questions and extracting information that I may have overlooked or not considered.‘

Trade marks

The Mathys & Squire team has been able to effectively guide us on all of our queries.’

Mathys & Squire stands out above all other firms.’

‘Highly targeted advice and in-depth knowledge of how trade marks work. Holistic advice on manoeuvring through other companies’ rebuttals.

Recommended individuals

Patent Partners Jane ClarkPaul CozensChris HamerAlan MacDougallMartin MacLeanJames WildingJuliet RedhouseJames PitchfordPhilippa GriffinDani Kramer, Sean LeachCraig Titmus and Managing Associate Laura Clews, plus Partners Margaret ArnottGary Johnston, Managing Associate Harry Rowe and Of Counsel Rebecca Tew from our trade mark practice, have all featured in this year’s guide. Praise for our attorneys includes:

Paul Cozens is my primary contact and he brings a wealth of experience that enables him to get to the key issues very quickly. He is supported by a strong team who always deliver high quality outcomes.

Our main contact, Martin MacLean, has truly extensive experience in prosecuting patent applications through the whole process from filing to award. His support team are also highly competent. It is a pleasure to work with Martin.

Laura Clews and Jane Clark have always been a delight to work with. They are both extremely competent and pleasant.

Craig Titmus brings dedication, knowledge and humour to our meetings. He clearly has a passion for science and our specific products, delivering assignments with a competitive edge. Craig addresses issues head-on, and delivers quality, in-depth reports even when deadlines are squeezed from 3 months to 3 weeks without notice and without flinching.’

I have been working with Alan MacDougall for over ten years. Alan is very diligent in his work and has extensive knowledge and experience in the intellectual property field. He always responds in a timely and accurate manner and has been a reliable partner in my business.’

Chris Hamer’s unbelievable ability to analyse complicated concepts incorporating chemistry, physics and mechanical disciplines, and somehow render the interaction clear and easy to read, is outstanding. I can say with total transparency that the strength of our patent portfolio is in good part thanks to Chris.

Margaret Arnott is clearly a deeply experienced and highly knowledgeable trade mark attorney.


Chambers UK

Mathys & Squire is highly ranked in the ‘Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys’ category for Chambers UK 2023.

Sources note that Mathys & Squire “have a deep understanding of the legal complexities surrounding IP and are adept at turning arcane legal concepts into something we can work with. Conversely, they are quick to pick up on the deep technical detail in relevant IP.” Additionally adding that “The team have an excellent grasp of the highly complex technology. They are able to think strategically and economise where possible. The team are also very responsive and provide high-quality work. Their advice is clear and concise.”

“Mathys & Squire are aware of the broader commercial environment and how it affects the client. We rarely wait long for a reply, and responses are full and informative.”

Partner Martin MacLean, a “biochemistry and biotech expert responsible for prosecuting often revolutionary and highly valuable patent portfolios”, has maintained his Band 1 ranking for the 2023 guide, in which he is described as being “highly competent and committed to his work.”


IAM Patent 1000

Mathys & Squire is recommended for patent prosecution in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000:

“Mathys & Squire has maintained its position as a top choice for patent prosecution across the United Kingdom and Europe, combining a forward-thinking and technically skilled team with a dedication to premium client service.”

Much of its work takes place in a cross-border context, thanks to its extensive geographical footprint: a 10-office network across the United Kingdom and Europe is complemented by further outposts in China and Japan.

Making his debut in the IAM Patent 1000 for 2022 is electronics wizard James Pitchford. “James has the wonderful combination of being very skilled in his job as well as being very skilled in relaying his knowledge to lay people. Patrons appreciate his calm and patient approach and ability to provide advice in an accessible manner.

Previously ranked Paul Cozens and Alan MacDougall have also received outstanding reviews. Cambridge office head MacDougall takes the lead in managing the firm’s Japanese business development, with clients praising him: “The growth of our company is thanks to Alan’s continued and valuable efforts.” Cozens has spent the past 30 years crafting and implementing sophisticated patent portfolio strategies. “Regardless of the client, Paul has always impressed me by his combination of technical aptitude, pragmatism and the ability to roll his sleeves up so as to get the job done. He is also very easy to work with on a personal level.”

Our team of Recommended Individuals also includes Dani Kramer and Andrew White for yet another year in a row – the former a prolific patent filer and smooth broker of technology-based agreements who is responsible for growing the firm’s Israeli practice; the latter a physicist who mentors startups in the medtech, software, telecommunications and automotive fields. Along with them, our biotechnology and life sciences ace Anna Gregson is highly prized for her strategic nous and commercial acumen.

Returning to the IAM Patent 1000 this year are also Jane ClarkChristopher Hamer, Martin MacLean and Craig Titmus. Clark heads up the IT and electronics group, whilst specialising at everything from semiconductors to telecommunications and the automotive sector. Ionic liquids expert Hamer is the lead partner for China and has acted in 100 hearings at a success rate of 90%. MacLean is similarly prolific at a comparable rate of success and he heads up the life sciences group. Titmus is a vaccines and gene therapy boffin who is adept at managing even the most complex IP portfolios. “Working with Craig is great because he is knowledgeable, focused and uses his experience and superb analytical skills in dealing with the various patent offices to get the best outcomes.”


IAM Strategy 300

Mathys & Squire partners Martin MacLean, Anna Gregson, Sean Leach and Dani Kramer have been recognised in the 2023 edition of IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders.

The in-depth research involves speaking to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify these IP leaders whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios.

Anna Gregson is a smart, considerate, and reliable business partner to universities, SMEs, and multinational organisations. She exhibits a thorough awareness of the market and understands the importance of intellectual property to a company’s overall business plan.’

With a thorough understanding of UK and EPO patent law, Dani Kramer is an extremely intelligent, well-informed, and dedicated to providing excellent client services. He bridges the gap between parties and his ability to tackle any problem is remarkable.

Sean Leach is a superb patent attorney who stays current with technological advancements and has a broad but in-depth understanding of the field. He has outstanding communication skills, and his customer focus is second to none.’

Martin MacLean offers insightful guidance on intellectual property issues that is both practical and future-focused in its analysis of business and market trends. He takes a sophisticated and personalised approach to his work, and his strong portfolio management skills are an excellent asset.’


World Trademark Review 1000

Mathys & Squire is recommended in the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 directory. Praise for the firm includes: ‘Recommended without hesitation for its “professional, responsive and wide-ranging service”, the “extremely approachable” Mathys & Squire has an unimpeachable record in protecting and enforcing the cornerstone brands of top UK and international companies.’

Partners Margaret Arnott and Gary Johnston, who jointly head up the firm’s trade mark team, have also been recognised as recommended individuals:

‘Praised to the rafters, Arnott is a 20-year partner at the firm with “profound knowledge of the trademarking process and the ability to lead negotiations effortlessly”. “She sets a benchmark for the IP legal world that is difficult to beat.” Arnott has a commercial solicitor background and is well placed for contentious combat – an important component of her sophisticated, broad-based trademark practice.’

Johnston is a “good strategist and clear thinker who keeps his eye trained on commercial realities”. “He’s hugely knowledgeable, proactive and great fun to work with.” Prosecution and anti-counterfeiting sage Johnston has a global sphere of influence: he undertakes challenging tasks for The Cotswolds Distilling Company and has enjoyed protection success in Europe and the United States, with filings pending in China too.’


Managing IP – IP STARS

Mathys & Squire is ranked in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS rankings for 2022. We have been highlighted for our expertise in the categories of ‘Patent prosecution’ and ‘Trade mark prosecution – patent & trade mark attorney firms’.

Partners Jane Clark, Paul Cozens and Hazel Ford are ranked as ‘Patent Stars’, while Margaret Arnott, Gary Johnston and Rebecca Tew are ranked as ‘Trade mark Stars’.

Managing Associates Laura Clews, Max Thoma and Harry Rowe have been ranked as ‘Rising Stars’ in the latest edition of the guide, with David Hobson, Philippa Griffin and Andrew White identified as ‘Notable Practitioners’.


ISO 9001

We are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited. By meeting the standards of ISO 9001, the firm has shown commitment to providing a high level of customer service, delivering consistent performance and continuously improving. We are pleased to be able to formalise our processes and gain recognition for our commitment to delivering a first-class service to our clients. 


ISO 14001

We are delighted to have achieved ISO 14001 accreditation. ISO 14001 focuses on environmental management and recognises that we are committed to improving environmental performance through efficient use of resources and reduction of waste. We are proud of being an environmentally aware firm.