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One of the United Kingdom’s top patent filers and a regular presence at the EPO, Haseltine Lake Kempner is a strong choice for patent prosecution across all technical fields. The firm’s practitioners all pick up outstanding endorsements from patrons. “Simon Rees is one of the most diligent and professional patent attorneys on the market. Along with technical expertise, Simon is unfailingly proactive and never fails to go beyond the call of duty. He regularly suggests further market opportunities for the technologies under consideration. Simon is generous with his time and more than happy to provide on-site support to in-house teams. Without question, Simon belongs in the top tier of patent attorneys.” “Alex Rogers has a special understanding of the needs of start-ups and their limitations. Alex responds to queries very quickly and his feedback is always very detailed. Though very experienced, Alex is unwilling to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. He offers services tailored to client goals. He is also confident in dealing with investors and knows the commercial implications of IP. Alex and the whole HLK team can be counted on as trusted advisers to cover all IP issues.” “Caroline Day belongs to the 99th percentile of patent attorneys. She checks all the boxes. She is reasonable in her approach, but very creative. She has a tremendous ability to take a complicated disclosure and distil it to an understandable inventive nugget. Her patent applications are easy to read and claim the invention in a manner that will be of high value. She is incredibly personable and an excellent communicator.” “George Tebbutt proposes out-of-the-box strategies to get applications approved. His attention to detail has led to successful oppositions. Whenever he encounters a matter outside his expertise, he takes care to locate the best person to meet that need. On top of that, he is an excellent trainer. He includes his trainees in proper work and gives them full support to maximise their potential. George is also a breeze to get along with.” “Joe Lenthall is very strategic, diligent and has provided outstanding results on all counts. He has in-depth knowledge of the EPO and patent laws. He listens well, formulates well and executes well. He also thinks well on his feet and is a very good communicator.” “David Hammond is a clear communicator and provides excellent guidance in European oppositions. His knowledge and expertise are second to none, and he must be one of the most attentive and skilled attorneys out there. He delivers so much more than an accurate reflection of the disclosure. He provides a clarity of thought and poses the probing questions that deliver a patent application, which ensures the key novelty is protected for the maximum breadth of scope available. David acts like a proxy member of in-house IP teams.” “Greg Ward is a good choice for contentious patent work. He is a strong all-round communicator and offers clear and commercial advice. Greg and the HLK team have always impressed by their professionalism, attentiveness and client-focused attitude.” “Daniel Chew is a very seasoned and trustworthy patent attorney. He has a deep understanding of telecommunication technology and the SEP field. He is always responsive and is dedicated to delivering satisfying and quality work. He thinks strategically and knows how to leverage a position in litigation and licensing. He always provides really valuable service, especially on FTO and product clearance. Not only is the quality of his work superb, his delivery is always on time. He is also pleasant to work with.” “Frances Wilding is extremely astute in her assessment of disclosures. She quickly understands new developments across the health-tech sector. She has a constructive and focused approach to discussions with inventors. Her responsiveness is top notch. Frances is highly recommended for her pragmatism and knowledge of the use of AI in the healthcare space. She is also commercially savvy.” “Joanna Deas is an outstanding patent practitioner. Not only is she friendly and approachable, but she is also highly knowledgeable and capable, always providing useful, relevant advice and representation, and she can be relied on always to deliver at a very high level. She is recommended to anyone needing highly professional service in UK or European IP.” “Chris Hall provides excellent, commercially focused and pragmatic patent support. He has the courage to analyse and provide opinions that allow more efficient management of our patent portfolio. Chris also pushes to continually develop and improve the profession and allows us to optimise the support services and introduces continuous improvements and efficiencies in our IP strategy. Chris has been hugely supportive, adaptive and patient. He is highly recommended.” More than a prosecution powerhouse, the firm also boasts a bench of technically adept litigators led by Richard Kempner. “Richard is a strong all-rounder, a very good communicator, who provides cogent and commercially keyed advice and has an outstanding reputation within the IP sector. He and his team deliver professional and attentive client service.” Another solicitor at the group is consultant Stuart Jackson, who has a background in chemistry and many years in industry under his belt. “Stuart has a deep knowledge of the UK legal landscape and suggests strong negotiation and litigation tactics. He achieved our goals and even secured us a cross-border injunction. His service is exceptional and outstanding.” Joining the team in May 2023, former Gowling lawyer Jamie Rowlands has been focused on strategic, high-value cross-jurisdictional litigation in the tech space for nearly 20 years. He knows SEP and FRAND issues in depth and is particularly astute when it comes to handling issues involving Mainland China’s court system.