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Size belies strength; with a team of just six patent lawyers and paralegals, Baranda & Associates is a force to be reckoned with. “Their creative mix of lawyers and technical personnel allow them to render quality IP service to their clients, as well as reliable, efficient and practical advice on IP protection matters.” The Manila branch of IP consultancy Rouse powers through patent prosecution matters, although recently it has been particularly busy advising on freedom-to-operate searches. Vouched by peers – “he understands patents and he’s really nice; we truly respect him” – Edmund Baranda is the only highly recommended individual in the Philippines chapter. A specialist in molecular biology and biotechnology, he is well versed in patent drafting and infringement actions in the pharmaceutical field.