20 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Allegro MicroSystems, Cambridge Quantum Computing, Chevron Philips Chemical, ELC Management, Halliburton Energy Services, Indian Oil Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Regal Beboit America, T-Mobile (all public knowledge).
35 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Airbus, Assa Abloy, CommScope, CooperVision, Nike, Ocado, Safran Seats (all public knowledge).
London, Bath, Cardiff
45 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Blue Belt Technologies, PPG Industries, Samsung Electronics, Smith & Nephew, VMware, various universities regarding biotech patents (all public knowledge).
Alderley Park, Cambridge, Halifax, Leeds, Manchester
72 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Abbott, Accenture Global Solutions, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Boeing, De La Rue, Douwe Egberts, Dow Global Technologies, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Thermo Fisher, Vodafone (all public knowledge).
London, Cambridge, Reading
89 patent attorneys
Patent filing and oppositions for Amgen, AMO, Auris Health, Barclays Bank, Biogen, Baidu, Biosense Webster, BMS/Celgene, Ethicon, Ionis, Ipsen/Servier, Incyte, Gilead, Leo Pharma, Mars, Micron, Novartis, Regeneron, Raytheon, Stanford University, Sun Chemical, Takeda as well as various Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries. Patent filing for DePuy, Quantum, Vertex (some public knowledge). Oppositions: frequent EPO oppositions for Eli Lilly, Merk, Novocure; Regeneron (defendant) against Furo Ventures in EPO appeal over cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent; Regeneron (opponent) against Amgen in EPO appeal over chronic eczema drug Dupixent; Novartis in EPO opposition regarding patent concerning Exjade for treating an excess of iron in a patient's blood.
24 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Imagination Technologies, Kaymab, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Universal Electronics, Xilio Therapeutics. Filing and oppositions for Foundation Medicine, SNIPR Biome. Oppositions for BP Technologies, Eli Lilly, Nestlé, Opko Health.
74 patent attorneys
Patent filing for B/E Aerospace, Carrier Corporation, Fuji-Films, Goodrich Group, Hamilton Sundstrand, Medtronic, Otis Elevator, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Technologies, SanDisk, Xiaomi Mobile (all public knowledge).
London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Oxford
59 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Amazon, Airspan, DuPont Nutrition, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Naturebeads, Toyota Group, Zealand Pharma. Filing and oppositions for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, First Solar, Hoffmann-La Roche, Lubrizol, Nestlé, Oxford Biomedica, Quorvo, Sony, Teva, Takeda (some public knowledge). Oppositions for Teva (opponent) against Bristol-Myers Squibb in EPO opposition over SPC of blockbuster drug apixaban for the treatment and prevention of blood clots; Ligaud Pharmaceuticals (opponent) against Regeneron in EPO opposition over antibodies.
52 patent attorneys
Patent filing and oppositions for 3D Matrix, Airbus Operations and Hewlett-Packard. Patent filing for Amazon, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Arm, Cycle Pharmaceuticals, Racuten, Siemens Healthcare, ServiceNow, Sonos, Visa (some public knowledge). Advice: Egress Software, Pulpex and VividQ regarding patent strategy and prosecution.
London, Bath, Cardiff, Leeds
20 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Amgen, Columbia University, Corning, Deka products, Imagination Technologies, Nestlé, Norton, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Samsung Electronics, u-blox (all public knowledge).
54 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Abbott, Baidu, Cern, De La Rue, Huawei, JT International, Micron, Palo Alto Research Center, Oracle, Rockwool, Procter & Gamble, St. Jude Medical, Xerox. Oppositions for Viatris (defedant) against Novartis in EPO opposition and infringement proceedings regarding multiple sclerosis drug findolimod; EPO oppositions for De La Rue (some public knowledge).
96 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Illinois Tool Works, Intel, Samsung Electronics, W. L. Gore (all public knowledge).
Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, York.
83 patent attorneys
Patent filing for AbbVie, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Apollo Intelligent, BASF Pharma, Baidu, Brother, InDex Pharmaceuticals, Nippon Steel, Regeneron, Ricoh, Pioneer, Oxford University Innovation, Trek Bicycle. Patent filing and EPO oppositions for Amgen, Almirall, Toyota; Regeneron regarding patent filing and EPO oppositions (including SPCs). Oppositions: Gilead (opponent) against Nucana in EPO opposition over hepatitis C drug; EPO oppositions for Agile Diffraction, Baxter, GSK, UCB (mostly public knowledge).
London, Cambridge, Oxford
69 patent attorneys
Patent filing at the EPO for Amgen, Boeing, Cisco, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dropbox, Elekta, General Electric, GE Precision Healthcare, Google, Honeywell, Itron, Janssen Group, LG Display, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Netflix, Slack Technologies, TCR2 Therapeutics, The Regents of the University of California, Vertex, Harvard College/The Broad Intitute on DNA sequencing, Melinta Therapeutics on SPC application for antibiotic delafloxacin (partially public knowledge). Oppositions: Boeing (defendant) against EOS in EPO opposition over additive manufacturing technology; Itron (defendant) against Qundis in EPO opposition over devices for automatic meter reading; Viasat (defendant) against European Union in EPO opposition over beam-hopping satellites; Ball Corp. (opponent) against competitor in EPO oppositions over technology for packaging in aluminium cans; Honeywell (defendant) against various competitors in EPO opposition regarding novel refrigerant Solstice HFO; Edwards Lifesciences (claimant and defendant) against various competitors in EPO oppositions over heart valves.
132 patent attorneys
Patent filing (including at the EPO) for AB InBev, Bridgestone, The Broad Institute, Celanese, Canon Medical Systems, Cook Biotech, Crown Packaging, Dynex, Daiichi Sankyo, Flusso, Genuid, Gilead, Google, Hewlett Packard, Micron, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Keystone Tower Systems, Ricoh, PQ Corporation, Samsung, Thales, Toshiba, University of Edinbrugh, Veo Robotics, Yasa (mostly public knowledge). Oppositions: Pfizer/Wyeth (defendant) against MSD in EPO proceedings over formulation of pneumococcal vaccines; The Broad Institute in EPO proceedings regarding CRISR-Cas patents.
London, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford
65 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Abbott, AbbVie, BP, Cisco, Genzyme, Intuitive Surgical Operations, Kenwood, MedImmune, NEC. Filing and oppositions for Cook Medical, 3M, Moderna, Novartis. Oppositions for Abbott against Dexcon in EPO oppositions over glucose-monitoring devices for diabetic patients (all public knowledge).
London, Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford, York
70 patent attorneys
Patent filing for 10X Genomics, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CJ Cheiljedang Corporation, Danisco, DuPont, Fisher & Paykel, Genentech, Hitachi, Hoffmann-La Roche, Nerudia, NGK Insulators, Regeneron, Shin-Etsu Chemical (all public knowledge).
London, Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester
26 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Avaya, nChain Licensing, Microsoft, Nokia, Vestel (all public knowledge).
9 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Boa Technology, Eiger Biopharmaceuticals, MGI Tech, Norton, Procter & Gamble, Small Pharma, Vecor IP Holdings (all public knowledge).
53 patent attorneys
Patent filing and oppositions for Amniotics, Astellas, Acacia Pharma, Baxter, Here Technologies, Ineos Automotive, Janssen Pharmaceutica, JVC Kenwood, Kymab, Mexichem Fluor, Novo Nordisk, NXP Semiconductors, Unilever, Zoll Medical. Oppositions for Chevron Philips Chemical, Eli Lilly, Elanco, Novozymes, Johnson & Johnson. Litigation: Astellas (defendant) against Fibrogen in revocation case over drug used in anaemia treatment.
41 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Arriver Software, Corning Research & Development, Deere & Company, Hill-Rom Services, Philip Morris, Qualcomm, Trumpf Medizin Systeme, Xiaomi, Welch Allyn (all public knowledge).
9 patent attorneys
Patent filing for AbbVie, Dimension Genomics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, ONK Therapeutics, Vector Vitale and various US universities (all public knowledge). Oppositions: Intellia Therapeutics (opponent) against The Broad Institute; Sigma-Aldrich and Toolgen in EPO opposition over CRISPR-Cas patents; strawman suit aganist Cook Medical in EPO opposition over medical device; Glenmark against Towa in EPO opposition over formulation of dabigatran; strawman suit against Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in EPO opposition over Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s therapy.
4 patent attorneys
Patent filing and oppositions for Danaher Corporation, Ocean Bottle, Bial, Celenese, Apple, Gilo Industries, Natura Cosmeticos, Netradyne, Acerus Pharmaceuticals, 3M Wound Care. Oppositions for Acerus Pharmaceuticals, 3M, Danaher Corporation, Celanese.
55 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Google, MediaTek, Mitel Networks, Nokia, Palantir Technologies, Regeneron, Roche, Oppo, Waymo, University of Manchester (all public knowledge), Airbus Defence and Space, British American Tobacco/Nicoventures, Centripetal Networks, Inflazome, Samsung, Sanofi Aventis, Takeda, Zimmer Biomet; patent filing for Imperial College on COVID-19 vaccines. Oppositions: Umicore Shokubai in EPO oppositions regarding automotive catalysts; Biogen over medical devices; frequently for Procter & Gamble and Takeda.
Cambridge, London, Manchester, Guildford, Tunbridge
55 patent attorneys
Patent filing for Apple, Analog Devices, ArvinMeritor Technology, Beijing Dajia Internet Information Technology, Covidian, Halliburton Energy, J.C. Bamford Excavators, Medtronic, Safran (all public knowledge), Honeywell, Sumitomo. Filing and oppositions for Harvard University, JCB.
London, Bristol, Sheffield, Warwick
This ranking depicts the most important UK patent firms according to their reputation in the eight most important fields of technology in patent filing. It includes information on their most significant clients, offices and team size. Clients have been sourced from either the law firm or the EPO register. Practice strength refers to only UK and European patent attorneys working on patent filings and oppositions. The selection of law firms reflects the research of the editorial staff at JUVE Patent and is based on interviews with clients, lawyers and academics worldwide. It remains a subjective view and implies no disparagement of any firm not mentioned here but which is nevertheless active in these fields. The firms are alphabetically listed. To find out more about our rankings and research criteria please click here and here.