Davies Collison Cave and Davies Collison Cave Law ("Davies Collison Cave") have again been recognised by IAM Patent 1000 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

This year's rankings recognised the firm as Gold tier for Patent Prosecution, Silver tier for Patent Litigation and Recommended for Transactions in Australia. The rankings also included 17 members of our team.

IAM noted that Davies Collison Cave "boasts a wide-ranging technical expertise that only a few can match" and is a "strong IP outfit is hallmarked by its superior technical ability and client care."

We congratulate the following individuals who have been ranked in this year's edition:

DCC Patents Managing Principal, David Webber, is recognised "as a nimble operator, he is as adroit at drafting patents as he is in providing infringement briefs and freedom-to-operate advice". Hannah Brown, "advises on a wide range of technologies, including information and communications technology, microelectronics and physics"; Ross Clark "takes a special interest in green technology and is always passionate about devising the optimal IP strategies for his clientele"; Michael Caine is described as "a guiding light in intellectual property".

Alistair Smith who "draws judiciously on his UK and Europe drafting experience"; Gavin Recchia "has unrivalled expertise in matters relating to devices for use in media treatment, diagnostics and molecular biology research" and Alex Tzanidis develops "commercially focused patent strategies for the global and domestic markets".

From DCCL, Managing Principal, Chris Jordan "made frequent appearances before all levels of the Australian courts in a number of significant IP litigation matters"; Paul Dewar "has a detailed understanding of the operation of the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme" and Ian Pascarl "has a proven track record of success in numerous IP disputes throughout his career".

In New Zealand, Scott Sonneman "takes good care of engineering and IT matters, putting his experience as a software developer and engineer to good use".

In Singapore, Thomas Griffiths "has a passion for understanding how clients intend to use their intellectual property and develops IP strategies to suit these needs" and Kian Hoe Khoo "excels at drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of molecular biology, protein engineering, immunotherapy, antibody therapeutics, vaccines and medical diagnostics". "Together, the duo works closely to provide holistic IP support for entities in diverse disciplines".

In Malaysia, Debbie David "working hand in hand with patrons to devise creative and tailored portfolio strategies, she is a detail-oriented, innovative and personable expert", Jern Ern Chuah "is a commercially minded expert who excels at advising businesses on their IP asset management plans and negotiating complex deals", and Wing Hang Foong "is an excellent communicator" "who goes above and beyond to draft, prosecute and devise bespoke strategies".

The IAM Patent 1000 has become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world's leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,300 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.