International IP firm Murgitroyd is recommended for patent protection and portfolio management work. The firm has a strong base and reputation in Scotland, where it operates from offices in Aberdeen and Glasgow. It has five offices in England, including two in London and a new one in Southampton thanks to its acquisition of Chapman IP in 2019. The firm also strengthened in other offices with new attorneys in Aberdeen, Munich and Milan. Mechanical engineering specialist Steven Suèr joined the Aberdeen office as a patent director. It has a large team of patent specialists to deal with inventions in a range of fields including engineering, life sciences and chemistry. Its key European patent attorneys in Scotland are Russell Thom, James Brown, Graham Murnane and John Cooper. Murnane is noted for his experience in EPO proceedings. Other notable patent attorneys in Scotland are Jamie Allan, Niall Hendry and Wendy Crosby, who heads the designs practice. Notable senior patent attorneys in England are Michael Marchant, Peter Wilson, Paul Andrews and Keith Jones. Elspeth Doyle is a rising star to watch. Lauris Kemp, a 2018 rising star, left the firm in 2019. Patent case studies show the team handled EPO proceedings on behalf of companies such as McCulloch Rail and BioMérieux.