LONDON, 3 October 2013 – Leading intellectual property (IP) law firm Powell Gilbert has come out on top as one of the UK’s best specialist law firms in this year’s Legal 500 Awards, the firm announced today.
The firm beat stiff competition from other leading law firms working within the technology, media and telecoms arenas to be announced the winner for its IP specialism.
In addition, the firm and its team have also been recognised as one of the UK’s best law firms in the just released annual Legal 500 rankings. According to the influential guide, Powell Gilbert boasts a ‘hands-on, creative and very supportive’ team which is ‘extremely dedicated, with a clear focus on the needs of clients’. In addition, the firm’s patent litigators were described as ‘excellent, technically well qualified, and very hardworking, with sound judgement and strategic skills.’
Once again, the firm was highly ranked for intellectual property, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and also ranked for its work in IT and telecoms. In addition to Partners Penny Gilbert and Tim Powell being cited as ‘leading individuals’ within the IP arena, many of the firm’s partners received glowing comments.
Today’s result comes just weeks after the firm announced that it had received a clutch of wider industry accolades, such as the inclusion of Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert in the first-ever Chambers 100 and the firm achieving top ranking for UK Patent Litigation in Managing IP’s IP Handbook and the IAM Patent 1000, among others.
Dr Penny Gilbert, partner at Powell Gilbert, commented:
“Our team continues to go from strength to strength, and we are delighted to have been recognised by such a leading authority as the Legal 500 for our work across the spectrum of intellectual property law. We believe this and other recent accolades are testament to the quality of our work and the intellectual rigor and technical expertise we bring to bear. We are proud to continue to help our clients tackle even the most complex and challenging of intellectual property issues on a UK and European basis.”
Notes to Editors:
Powell Gilbert LLP (www.powellgilbert.co.uk) is one of the UK’s leading law firms specialising in intellectual property (IP) litigation and advisory work, including patents, trademarks, design rights, copyright and confidential information. The firm was founded in 2007, and has since quadrupled in size to a total of eight partners and 40 fee earners.
The team brings to bear a truly unique blend of top-flight legal expertise and robust technical backgrounds, including five PhDs in such disciplines as computer sciences and molecular biology. It advises a wide variety of household brands on major UK and international IP-related issues across a range of sectors including FMCG, mobile and telecommunication, and pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology.