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For emerging enterprises and innovative start-ups in Scotland, Creation IP is the perfect choice. A patent attorney ensemble with a human touch, it combines technical acumen with an ability to quickly and comprehensively understand businesses and their goals. Clients ultimately view the firm as an extension of their in-house team, rather than as an external adviser, such is its collaborative attitude. Bringing these values forward is founder Bryn Williams, who is highly respected by patrons: “I admire Bryn’s wealth of knowledge and hands-on approach to understanding our IP work and have been delighted with the results we have achieved together, with most patent applications granted. He is also honest and frank in his advice to guide us through difficult and complicated applications, even where it would not have been advisable to proceed, thereby saving time and money, sometimes at his own expense.” Williams’s team includes David Arthur Keston and Annette Flaherty, who enter the IAM Patent 1000 in 2022. Electronics and computer-technology expert Keston has “an ability to dig into the technology and to provide strategies for the oral hearings based on his detailed understanding”. “What I like about David is that he is not a passive agent who simply does what is asked. David digs into the issues and provides his own recommendations based on local practice.” Flaherty has a PhD in mechanical engineering and a roster that includes everybody from automotive to oil and gascompanies.