01 October 2020

‘Highly skilled’ Mathys & Squire team recommended for its ‘industry-leading client service’ in 2021 edition of The Legal 500

We are pleased to announce that Mathys & Squire has maintained its tier 1 ranking for the PATMA: Patent Attorneys category in the latest edition of The Legal 500 – the definitive guide to the legal market.

As well as top tier recognition for our patent practice, our trade mark team has once again been recommended in the PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys category. Patent partners Jane Clark, Paul Cozens, Chris Hamer, Alan MacDougall and Martin MacLean, alongside trade mark partners Margaret Arnott and Gary Johnston, have been ranked as Recommended Lawyers in this year’s guide, with Anna Gregson, Philippa Griffin and Craig Titmus recognised as Key Lawyers:

Jane Clark is a pre-eminent prosecutor who is always my first choice. [She makes herself] available for all important matters as well as many less important matters.’

Paul Cozens produces work of a consistently high quality and is very commercial. He is especially adept at dealing with software in the context of engineering.’

‘The individuals we work with in Mathys & Squire are all highly skilled, clear, driven and provide excellent service, especially under pressure. We would like to single out Chris Hamer, who has been exemplary. Chris is equally at home working with us on patent filings and advice one minute and the next advising CEOs and board members on the status of IP and influencing our commercial strategy. He is always available no matter what time of day.’

Anna Gregson and Martin MacLean are accessible, knowledgeable and provide a really outstanding, can-do attitude.’

Margaret Arnott has played a hands-on role in managing all of our trade mark work, and promptly makes herself available to discuss matters and management issues. She has quickly adapted the way her team works to meet our operational requirements and manage costs.’

Margaret Arnott explains everything in plain English, which makes decision-making much more straightforward.’

‘The team under Margaret Arnott’s lead are well organised, reliable and responsive. We value their timely reminders and also that they are always keen to provide advice and support.’

Craig Titmus is an exceptional lawyer. He has read our patent so carefully and thoughtfully that his work with the patent offices tends to result in our favour. He presents the commentary and issues with such clarity that we don’t need a legal interpreter to understand and respond to them. This saves a lot of time and fees. Besides being a really clever lawyer, Craig is a truly nice person. We hope to work with him for all of our IP and patents going forward.’

Praise for Mathys & Squire’s patent practice includes:

‘The team has an excellent technical understanding of our technology area, which is very niche and hard for most individuals to grasp. This makes the patent development process so much easier. During the process of trying to get the invention down on paper, the team are able to suggest areas of potential innovation or to point out common knowledge at a very early stage, saving time and money but at the same time potentially generating new commercial IP in the form of sub patents.’

‘Broad experience across the range of technologies that my company has exposure to.’

‘Extremely responsive and eager to understand my company’s needs. Flexible and accommodating when it comes to matching expectations regarding timing and budget.’

‘The Mathys & Squire team has made the entire process of the patent application an exceptional experience. We have received appropriate advice to enable us to gain better positioning. Their billing is also transparent and has shown good value for money compared to other firms we work with.’

‘Showed great technological knowledge and effective support in prosecution in front of the EPO. Cost effective and very responsive.’

‘The diversity of patent concepts we bring forward in our field across a range of activities is always met by a team of experts with relevant expertise to draft patents quickly, enhance our concepts and provide assurance to our sponsors on the novelty and enforceability of our IP. We have always had priority for important filings. Advice to support our commercial partnerships and their strategic direction has always been generous and valuable.’

‘Mathys & Squire LLP really can’t do enough for you. If you want a firm that will go the extra mile and provide industry-leading client service then I would wholeheartedly recommend them. We have entrusted our most important patent portfolio to them and continue to be impressed by the diligent, professional and successful way they have managed the prosecution.’

‘Approachable and friendly, which is a key factor. Very knowledgeable in all manners of managing, and applying for, IP. Very swift in their response time.’

Our trade mark practice received the following feedback:

‘A partner-led service which has made a strong effort to meet our requirements and adapt to changes within the business.’

‘Very much like working with people who are members of the same team as you.’

‘The team provide us with in-depth knowledge and expertise in relation to all trade mark matters and provide pragmatic advice whether we are registering new trade marks or taking steps to protect existing ones.’

For full details of our rankings in The Legal 500 2021 guide, please click here.

We would like to thank all our clients and contacts who took part in the research, and congratulate our individual attorneys who have been ranked in this year’s guide.