IAM Patent 1000 2023 recognises EIP’s European expansion
IAM Patent 1000 2023 rankings have been published with EIP receiving silver rankings in the UK for Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation, while EIP's German practice has received bronze ranking for Patent Infringement, and EIP’s new Sweden practice being ranked as a recommended firm within 12 months of opening.
EIP received positive client and peer feedback:
“… EIP is a well-known and highly regarded patent outfit. Most recently, it has created a name for itself in the Nordic region by launching in Sweden in September 2022.”
“EIP is also positioning itself strategically to become competitive at the UPC through a partnership with French patent firm Amar Goussu Staub, bringing the outfit a deep bench that now extends across the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Germany.”
“Employing one of the country’s [UK] best mixed practices, the solicitors and attorneys of EIP work at the cutting edge.”
“The German branch of EIP, like its British counterpart, offers up a tightly constructed team for the most difficult patent litigation, especially in the SEP and FRAND space.”
In addition to the firm rankings a number of individuals have received recognition. In the UK the following partners are recognised leading practitioners: Andrew Sharples, Chris Price, Darren Smyth, Gareth Probert, Gary Moss, Heather McCann, Jerome Spaargaren, Kathleen Fox Murphy, Laurence Brown, Mark Lubbock, Matt Lawman, Monika Rai, Richard Gordon-Brown and Robert Lundie Smith. In Germany Christof Höhne and Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky are ranked, while in Sweden Pontus Falk is recommended.
The guide has been compiled following an extensive research process. Over five months, IAM conducted in the region of 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate.
Full rankings can be found here.