It’s that time of the year again, when the nights are drawing in, and IP Draughts prepares his traditional table of UK IP transactional lawyers. As in previous years, this table simply identifies UK lawyers who appear on both the IAM Patent 1000 list of UK patent licensing lawyers and the Chambers Directory list of UK transactional life science lawyers (which was published earlier today).
This year, the following individuals make it on to the list:
Highly recommended in IAM Patent 1000, recommended in Chambers UK Life Sciences
Laura Anderson – Bristows LLP
Mark Anderson – Anderson Law LLP
Malcolm Bates – Taylor Wessing LLP
Patrick Duxbury – Gowling WLG
Daniel Pavin – Covington & Burling LLP
Chris Shelley – Penningtons Manches LLP
Sally Shorthose – Bird & Bird LLP
John Wilkinson – Cooley LLP
Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 and recommended in Chambers UK Life Sciences
Richard Binns – Simmons & Simmons LLP
Allistair Booth – Pinsent Masons
Alison Dennis – Fieldfisher LLP
Jim Ford – Allen & Overy LLP
Michael Gavey – Simmons & Simmons LLP
Mark A Lubbock – Ashurst
Nicola Maguire – Cooley LLP
Lucinda Osborne – Covington & Burling LLP
There are two new names compared with last year: Richard Binns and Allistair Booth (both of whom are leading practitioners and IP Draughts thinks they should be in this table). Stephen Reese of Clifford Chance has dropped off the IAM list so does not make it into the above table. Some other worthy licensing lawyers fail to make the table as they are not recognised life science specialists, including Matthew Warren of Bristows. And some, such as IP Draughts’ partner Lisa Allebone, have made the IAM list and are recommended as “up and coming” in the IP section of Chambers, but have not yet made the UK Life Science list.
Congratulations to all of you!