Abel & Imray recognised as patent prosecution firm of the year
Abel & Imray has been recognised as UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the year 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The award was presented at a global awards dinner on 10 March 2016 in London. Abel & Imray won the award following in-depth analysis of the IP services sector performed by researchers at Managing IP magazine.
Abel & Imray has been providing high quality specialist patent advice for many years and its reputation has grown and grown. Although not the largest firm in the country, the Abel & Imray team has always amongst the best IP skills the UK has to offer, and has now been formally recognised as the leading IP firm in the UK for patent attorney work in the face of strong competition from their peers. It goes to show that companies in the UK, whether based in London, the South West or Wales, don’t have to go far in order to get top notch advice on intellectual property issues.
As many of the firm’s clients already know, Abel & Imray’s work includes not only filing for and obtaining patents for clients, but also advising on contentious matters, such as patent oppositions and appeals; advising on patent prosecution strategies and IP portfolio structuring; and performing freedom to operate investigations.
The team attribute the firm’s success on its reputation for being the place discerning clients turn to for difficult matters, high value cases and contentious issues. The past 12 months has seen Abel & Imray patent attorneys at the forefront of a number of high value and interesting matters, including being at the centre of a major dispute involving two major US consumer healthcare organisations, becoming firmly established as the leading IP firm in the UK for advanced engineering and aerospace technology and being involved in shaping the law in Europe concerning patent-term extensions for pharmaceutical products.