Bird & Bird has yet again secured a great set of results in the latest edition of the IAM Patent 1000 guide to patent practice. In addition to 13 jurisdictional rankings, the team also received a prestigious International Ranking and an outstanding 38 individual lawyer recognitions, making us the most ranked firm in the guide: "Home to a staggering number of ranked individuals – the most of any firm in the IAM Patent 1000 – Bird & Bird is a patent powerhouse".
The firm was ranked in Belgium; China; Czech Republic; France; Germany; Hong Kong; Hungary; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Singapore; Spain and United Kingdom.
The firm's exposure to high-level court proceedings hasn't gone unnoticed in the research, with its peers commenting that "it appears week in, week out before the European Patent Office and is intimately au fait with the workings of countless national courts". There was also a nod to its high profile involvement in the UPC, with the research stating that the firm is "always at the cutting edge of developments in patent law and policy, it has played a key role in discussions over the Unified Patent Court".
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