Eagle-eyed readers may spot that 5 names are shown in the image next to this text. One of the 5, Julian Thurston, appears to have retired from practice to join an investment firm in April 2012, leaving 4 names in the top category [but see comment below, indicating that Julian has not retired]. Another 28 names appear in the recommended category for the UK.
Anderson Law LLP is listed as one of 14 firms that are recommended for IP licensing work in the UK, and is the only small firm in the list. The full list comprises:
Allen & Overy LLPAnderson Law LLPAshurst LLPBird & Bird LLPBristowsCovington & Burling LLPFasken Martineau LLPLinklaters LLPMorrison & FoersterOlswang LLPReed SmithSimmons & Simmons LLPTaylor Wessing LLPWragge & Co LLP
IP Draughts is particularly pleased to see the recognition by IAM that Anderson Law now has a significant team of IP specialists, who collectively deserve to be ranked as one of the leading IP transactional teams in the UK. IAM’s editorial comments:
[Anderson Law's] compact size and concentrated know-how have enabled the firm to become “indispensable” to clients, which consider it “a seamless part of our in-house department”, thanks to its “responsiveness, practicality and grasp of the technology”. The team has expanded to seven lawyers, although it remains centred around name partner Mark Anderson, who brings “unrivalled technical skill” to bear on complex issues. He is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on technology transfer from university research departments and publishes regularly on the subject.
IP Draughts is also delighted to announce that some of his fellow contributors to Drafting Agreements in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries (Oxford University Press, looseleaf, general editor Mark Anderson, 2008 onwards) have been recognised in IAM Patent 1000, including:
- Christine Kanz (see Germany recommendations – litigation)
- Pam Cox and Patrick Ertel (see Illinois, USA recommendations)
- Eric Runnesson (see Sweden recommendations)
- Dulce Miranda (see Spain recommendations)
- Matthew Warren (see UK recommendations)
- Khaterina Scheja (see Germany recommendations)
- Thierry Calame (see Switzerland recommendations)
A big thank you to our generous clients in the UK and overseas who have provided the references to IAM that have led to the fabulous rankings mentioned above.