J A Kemp has been ranked as a leading patent prosecution firm in "IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Professionals 2019".
The directory comments:
"Based in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich, J A Kemp is one of the leading filers at the EPO, which is also a happy hunting ground for its renowned European opposition practice. The firm enjoys a considerable reputation among US and Japanese clients, who appreciate its unified team culture, deep concentration of technical expertise and ability to effortlessly switch to another gear in times of extreme need. An impressive stable of patent attorneys continues to drive the firm forwards, leading by example."
The directory recommends several individual J A Kemp partners.
Mike Nicholls, who heads the IT and engineering group, is praised for "leveraging his all-around patent proficiency to achieve the finest commercial results for clients".
Patrick Campbell is commended as "a strategic thinker who offers great value", with a "truly global" life sciences prosecution practice that extends to over 70 countries worldwide.
The "talented, knowledgeable and articulate" Mark Roberts is noted for his special focus on medical devices and machines as well as his breadth of expertise that includes various mechanical engineering fields. He is described as "a valuable and reliable sounding board who provides organised, well-researched counsel of the highest quality."
Commentators praise Ravi Srinivasan as a "highly-skilled pharmaceuticals patent attorney" and an "excellent professional with outstanding attention to detail, great understanding of European case law and the ability to come up with credible and creative arguments in EPO proceedings".
Simon Wright is, in the words of one peer, "a leading light of the UK profession" whose reputation for first-rate biotech drafting has spread far and wide.
Sarah Roques is commended for her broad experience of acquiring antibody patents before the EPO which "makes her a go-to in the field".
Solicitor Tom Carver, who is noted for his litigation and dispute resolution work in a broad range of technologies including pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices and electronics, is praised for his ability to give peace of mind to clients. "Tom is clear, calm, thorough and to the point. He is especially adept at asking the right questions of Chinese manufacturers, using cultural insight gained through living there. Overall, his general demeanour is very calm, even in scary situations."
IAM Patent 1000 is Intellectual Asset Management's (IAM's) guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world's key jurisdictions.