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Highly-recommended - Firms: prosecution
“One of Poland’s leading patent firms, with an exceptionally strong prosecution practice”, AOMB distinguishes itself through the breadth of its expertise and an impressive roster of clients. The local contingent of this Dutch-headquartered firm has been growing quickly, thanks in no small part to the efforts of leading lights Jakub Sielewiesiuk, Jan Dobrzański and Damian Krężel. “Jakub and Jan combine thorough technical and scientific knowledge with great procedural expertise”, and are a go-to for non-contentious instructions. Department lead Sielewiesiuk comes in for extra praise for his “valuable and cost-effective services” in all fields of technology. Krężel keeps patrons and their interests at the forefront of his mind when obtaining cast-iron protection for players in the mechanics and electronics industries.
Silver - Firms: prosecution
Going from strength to strength each year, AOMB is a preferred choice for life sciences concerns. Based in four offices across the Netherlands and Poland, its practitioners marry rich academic backgrounds with keen technical savvy. Biotechnology superstar René Raggers’ incisive advice is backed by a PhD in research medicine and insight from several years as a senior scientist in industry. He is always willing to dive into the nitty-gritty, which is why patent procurement comes so easily him; while regular involvement in litigation proceedings gives him an edge when devising strategies. Joining Raggers in the guide this year is the “fair and open” Rutger Valkonet: “He always finds a healthy balance between a company’s profits and risks; and his understanding of cultural and historical differences makes him a valuable adviser to foreign clients too.”