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“Shumaker is an exceptional firm with fantastic professionals who are positive, helpful, patient and enjoyable to work with. They have a deep bench of knowledge and this level of understanding of industry is what sets it apart from others in the IP space.” The outfit has a number of eminent minds, including Alex Long, Patrick Horne and Jason Smith, who all make their debut in the guide this year. “Alex Long is a brilliant litigator and prosecutor; he understands the engineering aspects of inventions and pairs this with deep experience in patent law and policy. He is well acquainted with the long-term process and necessary continuations to protect the intellectual property of inventors, and is straight to the point in business dealings, a clear communicator and flexible in times of need.” Horne excels when it comes to building international portfolios and has an eye for commercialisation opportunities. He partners closely with his clients to truly understand their business goals to effectively tailor strategies and provide business-oriented legal advice. Life sciences expert Smith “balances his advice from years of experience with new information from the field”. He is focused on creating high-quality patent applications on a cost-effective basis to achieve the best result.