A record number of Principals recommended for patent prosecution with an overall ‘gold’ firm ranking by IAM

Date: 2022-07-15
Author: John Dower

FPA Patent Attorneys is delighted with this year's IAM Patent 1000 (IAM) rankings that applaud the firm’s prosecution and contentious work, as well as its South East Asia portfolio management capabilities.

Annually, IAM Patent 1000 recognises firms and individuals that are considered leaders in the area of patent law.

An unprecedented 11 Principals (92%) have received global recognition, with IAM noting and clients quoted:

Karen Bentley – the “stupendous” Karen Bentley takes a special interest in Southeast Asian regional patent management.

Chris Bird – has a profound knowledge of physics, electronic and electrical engineering, ICT and medical technology briefs.

Daneta Crump – “an excellent leader, always providing clear communication and direction”.

Adam Denley – superb drafting skills, a wealth of biotechnology and pharmaceutical insight.

John Dower – “a true professional who shows extensive knowledge in the field”.

Carl Harrap – adept at devising strategic and cost-effective patent strategies, offering a holistic patent service.

Tracey Hendy – making her debut in the rankings, Tracey has a special interest in the complex mechanical arts.

Stuart Irvine – “top notch, on the ball, and clearly aligned with the business interests of our clients”.

Nicholas Lakatos – making his debut in the rankings, “Nicholas is an exceptional attorney. He prepares very logical and persuasive arguments”.

Desmond Tan – heads the Singapore office and collaborates closely with the Australian team. Under his management, the outfit delivers excellent results.

Kieran Williams – has a wealth of experience in prosecuting patents and plant breeders’ rights protection on behalf of leading biotech and pharma players.

Additionally, the firm has been awarded a ‘gold’ ranking in the area of patent prosecution, and has been recognised for their work in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and throughout South East Asia.

IAM specifically noted:

"Solely dedicated to first-rate patent drafting, FPA Patent Attorneys is widely regarded as one of the country’s foremost prosecution shops. It deftly navigates a wide array of industries, courtesy of its technically diverse and versatile team who are lauded by patrons for their “unwavering focus and attention to detail” as well as their ability to put forth creative arguments. The side also boasts a high acceptance rate and stands out for making patent oppositions and re-examination proceedings a central part of its business."

Additionally, FPA’s work in South East Asia was widely recognised and commended:

"Karen Bentley takes a special interest in Southeast Asian regional patent management. Karen and her team are my go-to for all things Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. What used to be somewhat frustrating, Karen has made dealing with Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and others incredibly streamlined and stress free. She is smart and so are her teams.”

Desmond Tan now heads the Singapore office of FPA Patent Attorneys and collaborates closely with the Australian team. Under his management, the outfit delivers excellent results and maintains longstanding, trust-based relationships with its clientele.”

The FPA team is well regarded in Singapore and throughout South East Asia for its expertise across all areas of technology, from mechanical engineering through to life sciences.

John Dower, FPA’s Managing Director comments, “This is an exceptional result for FPA and I’m delighted by the broad-based recognition, as well as the first-time ranking for Tracey and Nicholas. It is also wonderful that both Kieran and Nicholas, who recently came across to FPA with the Cotters patent team, are both so highly regarded. Our team’s outstanding depth of expertise and technical knowledge consistently delivers commercial value to our clients.”