Intellectual Asset Management’s fifth edition of IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, was published this week, ranking Freehills Patent Attorneys in the highest category for patent prosecution, describing the firm as among the country’s elite patent attorney outfits, thanks to its “fantastic technical prowess”.
This market-leading guide identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. This year, it highlights the value-adding commercialisation advice that Managing Partner James Cherry provides to major drug manufacturers. Partner Tom Gumley was described as the driving force behind many crown-jewel pharmaceutical inventions. Karen Bentley rounded out the accolades for the biotech and pharma team, being described as a ‘technically gifted’ Senior Associate who has made waves in the biotechnology and food science industries. On the engineering front, Partner John Dower was recognised for his commendable patent opposition practice.
This announcement, which follows hot on the heels of 4 partners of Freehills Patent Attorneys being declared ‘Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars for 2016’, confirms the firm’s outstanding position as a leading patent attorney firm with deep expertise in servicing global brand clients in the Asia Pacific region.
The IAM Patent 1000 features 46 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.”
James Cherry said “We pride ourselves on developing practical, adaptable and individualised patent strategies for each of our clients. So it is very rewarding to see that our clients recognise and appreciate our efforts and the quality of services we offer.”