Awards and accreditations

The Legal 500

Mathys & Squire is ranked in both the PATMA: Patent Attorneys and PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys categories in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 – United Kingdom guide. Praise for the firm in this year’s directory includes:

Patents

The people make the team as they say. This team is made with perfection, collaboration is smooth and with a high mind to understand our business. Their knowledge and experience is outstanding for patent drafting, prosecution and also oppositions.

I have always found Mathys & Squire to be the most approachable and reactive of all the patent attorneys I have worked with. There is never the feeling that you are ‘on the clock’ and they always go the extra mile.

Trade marks

‘Immediate response on urgent situations. Full knowledge on how to deal with minute details that would pose a risk to the trade mark.’

Very strong in TMs and design rights both in the UK and worldwide.

We were very happy with the client service received, the advice given to us, and the result achieved by the lawyers at M&S.’

‘Very robust in terms of their position in the market. High gravitas.

‘Always on hand to help and guides us through often complex issues in a professional way with plain English.’

Recommended individuals

Patent partners Jane ClarkPaul CozensChris HamerAlan MacDougallMartin MacLeanDavid HobsonJuliet RedhouseAndrew WhitePhilippa GriffinDani KramerAnna Gregson and Craig Titmus, plus partners Margaret ArnottGary Johnston and managing associate Harry Rowe from our trade mark practice, have all featured in this year’s guide. Praise for our attorneys includes:

Chris Hamer and his team have put in a very good effort to understand our business and work very well with our inventors, despite their some times difficult mindset. We go to meetings enjoying the discussions and leave the meetings with a very good energy for moving ahead. Problem-solving is a big part of their mindset, highly appreciated by us. Difficulties and issues are for solving with never-ending energy and inspiration.‘

Philippa Griffin is a pleasure to work with. She has an exceptional grasp of our company’s technology and is extremely responsive and comprehensive in her analysis and communication of IP strategy.‘

Craig Titmus has been incredibly helpful and collaborative, helping us efficiently and guiding us through many scenarios to identify key risks and rewards with each strategy. It has certainly helped us define and secure our IP as well as getting it through the many hurdles international process patents require.‘

Andrew White is an exceptional patent attorney. He knows exactly the perfect way to construct a patent application, to consider an examiner’s feedback and to work round it to get the patent grant with minimal deviation from the original scope. He’s the best I’ve worked with in over 15 years.‘

Juliet Redhouse is an excellent patent attorney. She is very knowledgeable about both the science and the law, always well prepared for meetings, and easy to work with. I recommend her highly as a superb patent attorney.‘

David Hobson is top rate.’


Chambers UK

Mathys & Squire is highly ranked in the ‘Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys’ category for Chambers UK 2022.

Sources note the Mathys & Squire team’s “strong depth of knowledge”, adding “They are incredibly approachable and generous with their time”.

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 2022 guide, in which he is described as being “deeply knowledgeable and very flexible”.


IAM Patent 1000

Mathys & Squire is recommended for patent prosecution in the 2021 edition of IAM Patent 1000:

“Mathys & Squire is dynamic and exceptional in its service. The team helps clients to adapt their strategies in line with business developments and proactively responds to changing external circumstances. Communication is clear and concise, even in relation to the most highly specialised and technical patent applications.”

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 their debuts in the IAM Patent 1000 for 2021 are electronics wizards Alan MacDougall and Paul Cozens. Cambridge office head MacDougall takes the lead in managing the firm’s Japanese business development; while Cozens is an intelligent builder of patent portfolios with an affinity for the cutting-edge fields of AI and cryptocurrency. “Paul has a winning combination of technical ability and commerciality, and is a pleasure to work with. He has dealt with some challenging projects and maintains a positive attitude even when faced with admittedly difficult tasks.”

Other newcomers are Dani Kramer and Andrew White – 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 start-ups in the medtech, software, telecommunications and automotive fields. “Dani practically unfolds his knowledge in simple terms, providing highly targeted and tactical advice, and painting a clear strategic map.”

“Andrew shows great technical understanding, ensures that the core IP is well defined at an early stage, facilitates joint creative thinking and is always available for a productive discussion.”

The final fresh face in the rankings is biotechnology and life sciences ace Anna Gregson, who is especially at home working with university technology transfer organisations: she is currently conducting patent searches for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in relation to small molecule therapeutics.

Returning to the IAM Patent 1000 this year are Jane ClarkMartin MacLeanCraig Titmus and Christopher Hamer. Clark has been delighting high-technology concerns and universities alike for more than 30 years with the sage global strategy and lucrative IP-related agreements she masterminds. MacLean exhibits a deft touch in managing the portfolios of both corporations and governmental organisations – especially in the biotechnology sphere – and has conducted more than 100 EPO opposition hearings, with a 90%-plus success rate. Titmus also excels in administrative proceedings and shares MacLean’s proficiency for working with players in the vaccine and therapeutic antibody fields; while chemistry boffin Hamer leads the firm’s efforts in China and is “a pragmatic and proactive professional who frames legal issues in a commercial context”. Recent successes include helping Acell Industries to patent its cutting-edge covid-19 related air filtration technology.


IAM Strategy 300

Mathys & Squire partners Martin MacLean, Anna Gregson and Dani Kramer have been recommended in the 2020 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

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.

The ‘commercially savvy’ Anna Gregson is ‘the ultimate safe pair of hands no matter how challenging the brief. She puts her clients first at all times and is a delight to work with’.

Dani Kramer is a discerning choice of partner when dealing with complicated and sensitive patent matters, particularly at the European Patent Office. Highly intelligent, vastly knowledgeable and committed to excellence in client service, he engenders unshakeable trust.’


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, Miranda Kent 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 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.