The Legal 500 2016 edition has recently been published and we are delighted that the firm has once again been ranked as a leading firm for both patents and trade marks. The editorial sections for each of our entries in the directory are reproduced below:
“AA Thornton maintains its position among the elite patent practices in the nation, largely based on its frequent successful representation of individuals, academic institutions, SMEs and multinational corporations such as Halliburton, Chevron, British Sugar, Tyco, and the pharmaceutical companies Cipla, Bial and Meda Pharma. Mike Jennings heads the electrical engineering side, while Martin Hedges concentrates on matters arising from the automotive, electro-mechanical and mechanical engineering fields. Craig Turner handles contentious and non-contentious issues in the chemistry, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The team bolstered its roster in May 2016 with the recruitment of IP litigation specialist Geoff Hussey from Bird & Bird LLP.”
“The team at AA Thornton provides an ‘overall level of service that is top class, with good industry knowledge and willingness to accept input’ with respect to drafting applications. Ian Gill and Rachel Havard lead the group, which excels in the food and beverage, manufacturing and service industries. Vanessa Lawrence is also highly recommended.”
For 28 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring an up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The rankings are based on a series of criteria, but simply put, highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to clients.
We extend our sincere thanks to those clients that provided feedback to the Legal 500 researchers this year, and to all of our staff, whose ongoing commitment and dedication is fundamental to our ongoing recognition and success.
View our Legal 500 Firm profile here.