Intellectual Asset Management’s sixth edition of IAM Patent 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, was recently published and awarded FPA Patent Attorneys (FPA) in the highest category of ‘Highly Recommended’ for patent prosecution. The guide describes the firm as providing ‘excellent value for money’, as a ‘trusted advisor in contentious circumstances’ and a ‘redoubtable ally for an assortment of prestigious clients.’
FPA Principals James Cherry, Tom Gumley, Karen Bentley, John Dower and Carl Harrap were recommended as leading patent professionals in this year’s edition.
This year the guide makes mention of Managing Director and Principal James Cherry as the go to professional for international technology transfers, handling patent procurement for a host of heavyweight clients. Principal Tom Gumley is described as having a fine-tuned knowledge of patent and pharmaceutical law and who ‘always goes the extra mile with his work.’ Continuing on the life science front Karen Bentley is recognised for her equal capacity to draft patents as well as plead in opposition hearings.
On the engineering side John Dower was commended for his ability to draft patents with precision and to provide salient pre-litigation advice. Making his debut in the guide, Principal Carl Harrap is described as extremely smart, ‘one of the best attorneys out there’ and with a ‘talent to quickly grasp difficult technological concepts.’
This announcement follows 4 Principals of FPA Patent Attorneys being declared Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars for 2017, and the company receiving a Tier 1 ranking for Patent Prosecution in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook 2017 global awards.
The IAM Patent 1000 is described as the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent service providers. It features 48 country-specific chapters analysing local patent professional services markets and detailing the firms and individuals identified as leaders in their respective fields. Its editors describe the tables and accompanying detailed editorial as reflecting the depth of expertise, market presence and levels of work on which firms are typically instructed.
Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the IAM Patent 1000, explains: ‘In the world of commerce, patents have become pivotal in driving corporate value and profitability. When it comes to obtaining, enforcing and monetising these vital commodities, private practice lawyers and patent attorneys play an essential role; selecting the right specialist is of paramount importance. The IAM Patent 1000 delivers the most in-depth coverage of the market yet undertaken, pinpointing the best of the best in prosecution, litigation and licensing. The listings and editorial provide readers with a truly comprehensive overview of patent services around the world, making the IAM Patent 1000 an essential tool for all IP decision makers.’
FPA Patent Attorneys Managing Director James Cherry said ‘We are proud to receive this award as it serves to strengthen our position as a leading patent attorney firm. It is rewarding to see that our clients value our efforts to be the best at what we do. On behalf of our team, I sincerely thank them for taking the time to be a part of the research and provide such positive feedback.’