Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

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Highly-recommended - Firms: prosecution

Among the best in the country in its focused domain of patent counselling and prosecution, Bookoff McAndrews has fostered an environment in which egos are checked at the door and teamwork, engagement, responsiveness and fun are prioritised. This brings a real energy to its practice that clients relish – not least in the quality of outcomes achieved: “BoMc provides the best service you could ask for: it’s technical understanding is exemplary, its commitment to excellence unquestionable and its billing transparency and reasonableness on fees commendable.” The firm was designed to a high specification by Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews, two lawyers who can’t be beaten for portfolio management skill, strategic insight, business acumen or medical device industry knowledge. They have assembled a diverse, high-performing squad that is only getting stronger as newly elected partners such as Jessica Winchester step up their contributions. Propelled into the IAM Patent 1000 on a wave of outstanding feedback, Winchester is “diligent, detail-oriented, efficient, communicative, dependable and incredibly service oriented. When you send instructions her way, you can rest assured they will be carried out to the highest standard without any oversight required”. She is an integral member of a large team doing cutting-edge work for Boston Scientific, other members of which include the two name partners and Dinesh Melwani and Kirsten Johnson, who also garner glowing notices. “Dinesh is clear and concise in his explanations and recommendations, and a great lateral thinker whose broad insight and analysis enhance discussions tremendously.” “Kirsten doesn’t just get what she needs to draft a patent and file it; she talks to her clients about their innovation, the market, the end user, the exit strategy and budgets, and in this way dives deeper than other attorneys. Understanding why you are filing a patent, she writes up claims that your company valuation will benefit from and maps out where you can take things globally.” Reflecting on a recent due diligence project, one source comments: “We were grilled by an investor’s IP attorneys, but Kirsten took over and made them extremely comfortable with our IP position. She never put a foot wrong and turned an intense interrogation into a walk in the park – she doesn’t crack under pressure.” Another “top-notch attorney who deserves all his recognition”, Christopher Agrawal shares many of these attributes and has put them to good use growing the firm’s computer and internet practice. His leadership inspires his colleagues and clients such as Honeywell International, whose aerospace division he supports with the patenting of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

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