We are pleased to announce that once again IAM Patent 1000 has recognised Venner Shipley in its latest guide to patents practice for litigation, prosecution in the UK as well as their European Patent office rankings.

The guide summarises “with dual prosecution and litigation capabilities, Venner Shipley meets and exceeds all patent needs of its rapidly growing client base from four offices across the United Kingdom and a fifth in Germany” and notes “thanks to its deep technical acumen, the firm has been pushing the envelope at the EPO of late, developing the law on computer-implemented inventions”.

On our prosecution team it also stated that it “attracts effusive testimonials: ‘everyone I work with at Venner seems to be creative and digs deeper in their approach to working on each case. When they have that going for them – in addition to timeliness, technical expertise and good judgement – you can see why they’re my favourite European counsel’.”

Our partners Jan Walaski, Paul Derry, Pawel Piotrowicz, Alex Brown, Sian Gill, James Tumbridge and Paul Harris also received individual recognition and the guide notes “looking to the future, ‘Venner appears to be highly successful at recruiting strong candidates to form its next generation of attorneys’.”

Our contentious practice is also praised, “at the fore on the contentious front is James Tumbridge, who embodies the firm’s one-stop shop status, with an active commercial and alternative dispute resolution practice that complements his IP litigation work. With 35 years at the IP coalface behind him, Paul Harris remains best known for his precedential defence of Black & Decker; like Tumbridge, the versatile practitioner has also cultivated a thriving confidential information practice.”

For the full review please click here for the UK and here for the European Patent Office rankings.