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Bronze - Firms: prosecution
For those wanting meticulously drafted patent applications – especially in the engineering, automotive and chemical fields – Cleveland Scott York is a solid choice, and once rights are secured the firm continues to be useful, besting oppositions and offering top-quality infringement advice. The firm’s hotshot team includes Fraser Brown, Andrew Mackenzie, Adrian Bradley and Tom Faulkner, each of whom is a mastermind of his respective field. Brown’s knowledge covers materials, nanotechnology and engineering, and he has been putting it to good use through prosecuting and defending patents for the past 28 years; partnership chair Mackenzie has a strong automotive practice informed by his time as a design engineer at Jaguar Cars. Bradley is well versed in the pharmaceutical field and Faulkner’s hotspots include medical and laboratory equipment – both receive rave reviews: “Adrian is sharp, uber responsive, knowledgeable and practical in his advice and counsel.” “Tom is a true professional, providing clear and comprehensive support and advice. While his specialist area is physics, he also has significant strengths and experience in other areas, including communications, mechanical and electronic engineering.”