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Bronze - Firms: litigation
Gold - Firms: prosecution
“The ideal choice for prosecution work, ABG has a modern and commercial approach and outperforms other firms in terms of clarity, efficiency and diligence. Its experts have an in-depth understanding of business needs and their commitment to quality is remarkable.” The outfit has established itself as a reliable sounding board for domestic start-ups and SMEs aiming to grow into the market, as well as multinational corporations looking to enter the region. In the chemistry arena, Juan Arias is the name to note. “Juan is an extremely conscientious, thorough and insightful practitioner, who leads a very strong life sciences team. He promptly delivers in-depth assessments on extremely complex subjects too.” Alongside Arias, Almudena Fernández has over two decades of experience, and together the pair have recently been advising Técnicas Reunidas on the best IP strategy for their whole portfolio. Fellow chemist Enric Carbonell receives warm plaudits from his patrons: “Enric is one of the best attorneys we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He immediately understands our commercial requirements and responds in a timely manner. He undoubtedly has other clients, but because of his undivided attention to us, we feel like we were the only ones he has.” Biotechnology ace, Agustín Alconada has a pharmacy PhD and effortlessly gets to grips with his patrons’ inventions, which alongside his previous experience as a European Patent Office (EPO) examiner, means that he knows exactly what it takes to get applications through to grant. Outside of the life sciences, Fernando Prieto and IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Pablo Calvo operate in the field of electromechanics. Lately Prieto has been prosecuting applications relating to fintech, AI-based systems and blockchain on behalf of Spanish bank BBVA; while Calvo is managing American automotive supplier BorgWarner Inc’s entire IP portfolio. Although ABG is mostly known for its prosecution services, it also provides contentious support in the form of Laura Montoya, a lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience. She is a fitting choice for complex disputes and licensingagreements.