IAM PATENT 1000, 2017


Mewburn Ellis has again been highly recommended in ‘IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners’ for our expertise in the patent prosecution field. We are recognised for our for our “technically gifted individuals" and "meticulous" drafting of "armour-plated patents".

IAM PATENT 1000, 2017

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Mewburn Ellis is ranked highly recommended in ‘IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners’  for our expertise in the patent prosecution field.

Technically gifted individuals

Researchers describe us as home to a phalanx of technically gifted individuals – many of whom were trained in-house – Mewburn Ellis serves up a top-class non-contentious offering.  Meticulous drafting provides rights holders with armour-plated patents and licensing briefs are also handled with finesse.

Partners singled out for praise

Seán Walton is noted as a key player in our traditionally strong life sciences practice with one client commenting that he is  “the guy you pick if you want quality”.  Whilst  Nick  Sutcliffe  is referred to as a “catalyst for the success of many university spin-offs”;  he is currently advising Cambridge Enterprise on innovative anti-coagulant therapy Ichorcumab.

Robert Watson, is recognised for being  “Able to effectively communicate with scientists, quickly understand technologies and devise plans for effectively protecting any new ideas”, his recent colaboration with Nick Sutcliffe to ‘forge bulletproof strategies’ to defend KuDOS Pharmaceuticals’ Lynparza anti-cancer drug is also highlighted.

Our life sciences team is further commended.  Bristol-based duo Chris Denison and  Simon Kiddleblaze trails in biologics and pharmaceuticals respectively’ ; Simon Kiddle has also been advising cleantech company Aquaporin on water purification technology being tested for use on the International Space Station.  In addition Simon Kremer is noted for his ‘fortes in Enzymes and biofuels and his intimate familiarity with the ins and outs of US prosecution processes’.

Outside life sciences, Simon Parry and Stephen Gill win consistent commendations.  Described as  “outstanding” Simon Parry is “extremely reliable, thorough and easy to work with”. Stephen Gill receives praise for his ‘diverse sectoral know-how’ and recently represented Hitachi before the UK Intellectual Property Office in a dispute over railway timetable applications.

Recognition at the EPO

Mewburn Ellis is placed in the ‘gold’ top tier of the  IAM Patent 1000 European Patent Office rankings.  We are one of only three UK firms  that made it into the top tier.  We are particularly pleased to see that two of our partners,  Simon Kremer and Jeremy Webster are highlighted individually in the short list of recommended attorneys.

To read our full review visit the IAM Patent 1000 website here.