FPA Patent Attorneys awarded “Highly Recommended” for Patent Prosecution by IAM Patents 1000

Date: 2019-08-12
Author: James Cherry

FPA Patent Attorneys (FPA) has once again been awarded in the top category of “Highly Recommended” for its expertise in patent prosecution by the highly respected guide Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 100 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2019.

The IAM Patent 1000 identifies and profiles the top private practice patent professionals and firms in key jurisdictions around the globe, and this year describes FPA as “Providing a highly personalised and top-notch service on technically complex matters.”

The firm’s expertise in computer-related inventions is identified as a “Distinct selling point” as evidenced by an “Awe-inspiring success rate for patent applications in the field.”

The leadership of FPA Patent Attorneys Managing Principal James Cherry is credited as continuing to “drive the group forward” while Principal Chris Bird is acknowledged for his “Excellent track record for obtaining patents in a variety of jurisdictions in a timely manner.”

Earning her place in the definitive guide for the first time, Principal Daneta Crump is recognised for garnering a “Large following of Australian and international clients who relish her deeply strategic approach” and for “Handling patent applications in Australian and New Zealand for high-calibre clients.”

Principal John Dower is described as a “tenacious operator” and along with FPA Principal Carl Harrap is acknowledged for specialisation and success in opposition proceedings.

On the life sciences front, Principal Adam Denley is acknowledged for his “Striking technical capabilities", Tom Gumley for his “Prosecution nous and aptitude for commercialisation” and Karen Bentley for being a “Trusted adviser to a large US-based pharmaceutical company.”

The IAM award follows FPA also being recognised as global leaders by key publications from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). Principal Daneta Crump is in the Top 250 Women in IP 2019, Principals James Cherry, John Dower, Tom Gumley, Chris Bird, Daneta Crump and Karen Bentley are MIP Stars and Senior Associates Alister McCowan and Akanksha Dahiya are MIP Rising Stars. This complements the firm being awarded MIP Australian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2018.

FPA Patent Attorneys Managing Principal James Cherry paid tribute to the clients who helped make such global recognition possible.”

“On behalf of everyone at FPA, I would like to sincerely thank our clients and industry colleagues for yet again giving of their valuable time to take part in this industry research.”

“We will continue in our efforts to deliver exceptional service to our clients each and every time” James said.

About the IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process, the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms are identified in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 US states.

The extensive research process for the guide is conducted over several months by a team of analysts and involves more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. Research for the next edition is taking place from September 2019.