Carpmaels & Ransford

United Kingdom (England)

One Southampton Row
United Kingdom (England)

Tel:+44 20 7242 8692

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Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Hugh Goodfellow
Dispute Resolution: David Wilson
Engineering & Technology: John Brunner
Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals : James Warner
Life Sciences Biotechnology: Mark Chapman
Trade marks: Roger Lush
Transactions: Jake Marshall

Quick facts:

Established: 1776
Number of partners: 26
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 161

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP is a leader in the European IP market, having driven innovation in the industry for over 200 years. The firm advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications, drafting and negotiating licence agreements and other commercial IP agreements, advising on the transfer of property rights, assisting clients with patent restoration matters and conducting enforcement and revocation litigation.

The firm has one of Europe’s largest intellectual property teams serving blue-chip clients across the globe, including Johnson & Johnson, Celgene, Novartis, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Mars, Gilead, Raytheon, Regeneron, Takeda, Allergan and Xeros. The firm’s attorneys have considerable technical knowledge, bringing together experience from industry-leading companies, academic research at leading universities, and extensive patent expertise in the areas of engineering and tech, chemistry and materials, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, supplementary protection certificates and information communications technology and standards.

Through the firm’s fully integrated dispute resolution and transactions teams, the firm is able to provide a holistic service for clients which supports their IP needs from inception to commercialisation. The dispute resolution team, comprised of experienced solicitors, barristers and patent attorney litigators, represents clients at all levels of the European Patent Office (EPO).The team is also adept at conducting enforcement litigation and revocation actions before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and patent, copyright, trade mark and other IP litigation in the English courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union, often advising in cases where parallel or related litigation is ongoing in courts across Europe or in the United States.

The transactions team is another key part of the firm’s integrated IP offering. As well as advising on the acquisition and licensing of IP rights, and other IP focused agreements, (such as development and collaboration agreements), the team manages multi-jurisdictional patent/trade mark assignment recordal projects, provides specialist advice on the transfer of priority rights and assists clients with the restoration of registered IP rights around the world.

Key IP Areas
Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Designs, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Key Sector Expertise
Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, FMCG, Life sciences, ICT & software, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Renewable energy, Semiconductors, Telecommunication, Technology hardware, Optics & photonics, Aerospace, Aerospace, Artificial intelligence, Automotive, Electrical, Electronics, Construction & materials

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