Mathys & Squire is ranked in both the PATMA: Patent Attorneys and PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys categories in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 – United Kingdom guide. Praise for the firm in this year’s directory includes:
“The key strengths that Mathys & Squire brings to their patent practice are legal excellence, strong communication skills, and unparalleled dedication to client matters.”
“Mathys & Squire is highly recommended for is exceptional professionalism, expertise, and commitment to providing high-quality legal advice. The team’s depth of knowledge in IP law is evident in the insightful guidance it provides.”
“The trade mark team has proven to be professional, efficient, and reliable.”
Patent Partners Jane Clark, Paul Cozens, Chris Hamer, Alan MacDougall, Martin MacLean, James Wilding, Juliet Redhouse, James Pitchford, Philippa Griffin, Dani Kramer, Sean Leach, Annabel Hector, Andreas Wietzke and Managing Associate Laura Clews, plus Partners Margaret Arnott, Gary Johnston, Rebecca Tew and Managing Associate Harry Rowe from our trade mark practice, have all featured in this year’s guide. Praise for our attorneys includes:
“Jane Clark is very experienced in prosecution and oppositions in the field of medical technology.”
“Dani Kramer is highly recommended as an experienced professional with a proven track record in IP matters. He brings valuable expertise and strategic insights to clients, and his dedication and knowledge make him a reliable choice for IP-related services.”
“Andreas Wietzke is highly recommended with extensive experience and expertise in IP law. He provides exceptional legal counsel and support, and his dedication, professionalism, and strategic insights make him a valuable asset in navigating complex IP matters.”
“Paul Cozens has stand-out analysis and industry nous.”
“Annabel Hector is excellent at patent prosecution.”
“Juliet Redhouse’s legal abilities, scientific and technical knowledge, and client engagement is exceptional.”
“Gary Johnston has enormous experience and sound common sense.”
“Margaret Arnott’s experience and guidance is valued.”
Mathys & Squire is highly ranked in the ‘Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys’ category for Chambers UK 2024.
Sources note that Mathys & Squire “team has a strong ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters across a wide range of industries and technologies.” Additionally adding that “our team has excellent patent attorneys who are very skilled and can handle a variety of matters. They are aware of different industries and the key companies in different areas.“
“Having an excellent firm like Mathys & Squire with the ability to handle all of our legal issues across all sectors under one roof is really helpful. We deal with subject experts all the time at the firm. Their good coverage and diverse client range gives them good appreciation of market conditions and drivers.“
Partner Martin MacLean “is a highly impressive individual. He is very well informed and easy to work with” and he has maintained his Band 1 ranking for the 2024 guide.
Mathys & Squire is recommended for patent prosecution in the 2023 edition of IAM Patent 1000:
“A top choice for prosecution across all manner of technical areas, Mathys & Squire also attracts plaudits for the quality of service delivered by its high-calibre attorneys.”
The firm is noted for “continuously providing an excellent service.” Among the individual practitioners, Jane Clark is featured as “an excellent patent attorney.” Testimonials reference that “her work is high quality, she delivers timely responses to queries, she is flexible and always speaks her mind. More importantly, she never loses and consistently achieves value for her clients. She provides valuable insight and can craft persuasive and succinct claim amendments to persuade examiners to allow patent applications. On top of it all, Jane has a good sense of humour, and she is easy to work with.”
Previously ranked Paul Cozens and Alan MacDougall have also received outstanding reviews. Well respected for electronics wizardry, MacDougall represents companies of all sizes, with technologies of all sizes, from robotics to hair straighteners. “Cozens is an IP all-rounder, taking in trade marks and designs alongside a robust patent practice in the mechanical, electrical and software engineering fields. He is also a certified litigator and assiduously cultivates a knowledge of patent law as much as technical expertise.”
Our team of Recommended Individuals also includes Dani Kramer, Chris Hamer, Martin MacLean and Andrew White for yet another year in a row. Dani is noted as “keen to help optimise collaboration procedures and works very well as part of a team.” Chris is best known for his deep technical knowledge of chemistry, ranging from petrochemicals to food chemistry, whilst Martin is one of the country’s top practitioners in the life sciences space. Returning Partner Andrew is a skilled portfolio manager across a range of technologies, from medtech through software to the automotive industry. Along with them, our biotechnology and life sciences ace Anna Gregson is highly prized for her responsiveness and ability to think strategically.
From our Cambridge office, Partners James Pitchford and Craig Titmus are also recommended. “James’s calmness under pressure and diligent work ethic recommend him to clients for domestic work and big-ticket EPO oppositions, whilst Craig consistently provides expert strategic advice and guidance on European patent applications.“
Three more Partners joining the rankings this year are Stephen Garner, Juliet Redhouse and Michael Stott. Stephen is noted for his 15 years’ experience prosecuting pharmaceutical drafts. “This expertise, together with his experience before the EPO, no doubt recommended him to Sanofi, which has been instructing him and Michael on all matters concerning patent drafting, prosecution and appeals for rare disease drugs. Juliet also sits in our life sciences team, taking on patrons in molecular biology, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She is noted for her significant prosecution client, Abbott Diagnostics, and also for defending Biogen against various opponents at the EPO. Michael’s technical acumen and commercial savvy were acquired through prior work within the pharmaceutical industry. A sophisticated and diligent portfolio manager, Michael is noted as knowing how to get the most value from his clients’ intellectual assets.”
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.”
Mathys & Squire is recommended in the 2023 edition of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 directory. The firm is praised for using “combination of expertise and creativity to become part of its clients’ success stories”, as well as for our “deep commercial understanding of brand protection, trade mark and design portfolio management” which “ensures that clients’ wider business objectives are understood and positive results are consistently achieved.“
Partners Margaret Arnott and Gary Johnston, who jointly head up the firm’s trade mark team, have also been recognised as recommended individuals:
“Margaret Arnott and Gary Johnston have built impressive reputations during their more than 25-year-long careers. Margaret is practically a trade mark encyclopaedia. She can answer any question that a client may have and knows how to get great results. Margaret is also very pragmatic and will always provide the full picture prior to assisting in the decision making process.“
“Gary has a wealth of experience having acted for regional, national and multinational trade mark owners in matters relating to the protection, management, maintenance and exploitation of their national and global trade mark portfolios and associated IP rights” and “is an experienced, commercial and pragmatic lawyer who is highly knowledgeable about IP.”
Mathys & Squire is ranked in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS rankings for 2023. 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’.
Mathys & Squire is ranked in JUVE Patent’s Patent Filing rankings for 2023. We have been recommended for our expertise across pharma and biotechnology; medical technology; chemistry; digital communication and computer technology; electronics; and mechanics process and mechanical engineering.
Partners Jane Clark, Hazel Ford, Philippa Griffin, Christopher Hamer and James Wilding are identified as ‘Recommended Individuals’.
Mathys & Squire and Mathys & Squire Consulting 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.
Mathys & Squire and Mathys & Squire Consulting 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.
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