Home / General / J A Kemp Ranked as a Leading Firm by IAM Patent 1000 2020

J A Kemp Ranked as a Leading Firm by IAM Patent 1000 2020

J A Kemp has once again been ranked as a leading patent prosecution firm in "IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Professionals 2020".

The directory comments: "J A Kemp retains its ‘first-class' reputation this year thanks to its meticulous prosecution for household names across a range of sectors. With three UK offices and outposts in Paris and Munich, the firm is ideally placed to provide a joined-up service not only to clients from across the continent, but also to players from the United States and Japan seeking to protect their innovations in the region. It has a particular facility for patent restoration, obtaining SPCs and providing all-in-one IP advice incorporating patents, trademarks and related litigation. With 80 science and technology graduates on board – 45 of whom hold PhDs – the firm's scientific acumen can be measured by the bucket-load."

The directory recommends several individual J A Kemp partners and includes comments from clients.

  • Ravi Srinivasan is "really proactive, on the ball, easy to work with and knowledgeable".
  • Sarah Roques "has all the answers on antibody patents and speaks regularly on the topic".
  • Patrick Campbell, whose "skill at forging human connections" makes him a client favourite: "He is knowledgeable about patent strategies, very responsive and accommodating on schedules".
  • Medical devices expert Mark Roberts is celebrated for his "resourcefulness and tenacity in dealing with issues", and his "refreshingly creative approach". As the firm's nominated monitor of changes in worldwide patent law, he is a fount of knowledge for colleagues and clients alike.

The directory also mentions Mike Nicholls who retired from the firm in March 2020 after 30 years.