In the 2022 guide, Reed Smith’s patent practice received high praise for its work in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Texas.
Additionally, the following seven Reed Smith partners were named to the 2022 IAM Patent 1000 in the following regions:
- Peter Chassman, United States: Texas
- Anette Gärtner, Germany
- Thierry Lautier, France
- Jonathan Radcliffe, United Kingdom: England
- Robert Riddle, United States: Texas
- Marianne Schaffner, France
- Philip Thomas, United Kingdom: England
The 2022 guide highlighted Reed Smith’s global scope when it comes to patent litigation and transactions, noting that:
Reed Smith holds the distinction of having a prominent IP practice in both the United States and Europe, making it the perfect choice for multinational companies embroiled in cross-border patent litigation. Its worldwide team provides a joined-up service, promoting a culture of collaboration and making clients feel protected and at ease no matter where on the planet issues arise.
The firm received particularly high praise for its London- and Paris-based patent teams, for which the firm garnered Bronze honors for patent litigation in both the UK and France.
The 2022 guide praises Jonathan Radcliffe’s leadership of the firm’s London patent practice, noting that he has litigated patents for more than 30 years and is “so revered that he recently advised the Kazakhstan administration on the reform of its IP regime.” The guide also states that Radcliffe is “as impressive in the boardroom as he is in the courtroom, and often steps in to tie up complex and high-value IP-related deals.”
Reed Smith is Recommended for its transactional offering in London, highlighting the acumen of deal-making “maven” Philip Thomas, “a combined IP and data protection lawyer.”
The guide also highlights Reed Smith’s French patent practice, which garnered a Gold honor for Paris-based patent litigators, Marianne Schaffner and Thierry Lautier, who are also both Recommended for patent prosecution. As the guide noted, “client-focused Schaffner dedicates time to both pharmaceutical disputes and FRAND and SEP work, while Lautier supports his cross-border patent litigation workload with a healthy diet of prosecution and trade secrets advisory work.”
The guide further states that Reed Smith’s French patent practice “has gone from strength to strength in recent years,” and that it “sits within the global practice of the full-service commercial outfit, meaning that when issues stray into adjacent areas of the law, or into overseas territories, it never poses a challenge.”
The 2022 guide likewise spotlights Anette Gärtner, leader of the firm’s IP team in Frankfurt, who received a Bronze honor for Germany; and Houston-based patent partners Peter Chassman and Robert Riddle, both of whom received Bronze honors for Texas.
About the IAM Patent 1000
The IAM Patent 1000 guide is compiled following an extensive research process. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive “sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate.” Firms qualify based on the “depth of experience, market presence, and the level of work in which they are typically engaged.”
About Reed Smith
Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. With an inclusive culture and innovative mindset, we deliver smarter, more creative legal services that drive better outcomes for our clients. Our deep industry knowledge, long-standing relationships and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for complex disputes, transactions and regulatory matters.
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