FPA Patent Attorneys again ranked as “Highly Recommended” by IAM Patent 1000 and eight individuals recognised for expertise for 2021

Date: 2021-07-20
Author: John Dower

FPA has again been awarded the top level status of “Highly Recommended” for Patent Prosecution in Australia by IAM.

Managing Principal, John Dower, expressed his gratitude to the FPA team. “We have a wonderful team at FPA; every single person has a unique yet overlapping skill set underpinned by a knowledge of our clients’ differing commercial needs. This allows us to provide individually focused client service offerings.”

FPA Principals Karen Bentley, Chris Bird, Daneta Crump, Adam Denley, John Dower, Carl Harrap and Stuart Irvine have been named as “Recommended” for patent prosecution services in Australia, with Desmond Tan also named as “Recommended” for Singapore.

It is Stuart and Desmond’s first time being named. In relation to Stuart, IAM’s researchers found “He has great skill prosecuting patents through the Australian Patent Office, as well as excellent insight into the differences between US and Australian practice (and the similarities) that might lead to similar or dissimilar outcomes in the two countries. This in turn allows Stuart to provide expert advice regarding prosecution strategy.” And also, “Irvine’s knowledge of Australian law, attention to detail and quality of communication are all elite.”

IAM’s researchers received the following feedback on Desmond. “We deeply appreciate his ability to take very complex technical concepts and craft very strong patents. His turnaround of the patents is extremely quick and he takes the effort to gain his own understanding of the subject matter so that his patent will be stronger. We have recommended him to countless suppliers, clients and partners and it has been a consistent and resounding approval of his good work by everyone.”