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Silver - Firms: litigation and transactions
Highly-recommended - Firms: prosecution
The bespoke, A-to-Z offering at ARS-Patent makes it one of Russia’s premium patent firms, attracting the attentions of heavyweights such as Philips and Xiaomi. Thorough and efficient filings – both in Russia and throughout the Eurasian Patent Convention region of seven other former Soviet republics – are a specialty. Ticking all boxes is managing partner and patent practice head Mikail Khmara, whose academic background in physics and fine-grained understanding of IP law make him ideally placed for briefs at every stage of the patent lifecycle. Kirill Osipov heads up the legal department and has the magic touch for life sciences players such as F Hoffmann-La Roche, having previously been a scientific researcher at the Institute of Experimental Medicine in St Petersburg. Another mover and shaker in the life sciences space is genetic engineering specialist Ilyana Lipatova, who files and defends biotechnology, pharmaceutical, genetics and organic chemistry patents across Russia and Eurasia. Founding partner Vladimir Rybakov has seen and done it all throughout 30 years in the game, putting in polished performances at the Russian and Eurasian patent offices, before the courts and at the deal negotiating table.