Results of MIP’s 2012 Patent Survey

People often ask us how we go about selecting the agents in our network, which has grown to cover 84 countries across the globe. We are very transparent about who we work with and are also happy to share the criteria that we use for their selection. In our experience, we’ve found that to provide the highest quality standards our agents need to have: 1) a diverse array of specialties, 2) meticulous translation standards, 3) expertise in their jurisdiction, and 4) a commitment to client service. Many of our agents have been with us since our inception nearly 10 years ago and share in our forward-thinking culture.

This is why we’re pleased to announce that so many of them have once again ranked in Managing IP’s “Patent Survey 2012,” which ranks the top firms for prosecution and contentious work in more than 70 jurisdictions.
Our agents covering 42 countries are listed in the ranking for patent prosecution work, meaning that they have been recognized by their peers and clients for the quality and depth of their practice. inovia agents in 13 countries achieved the highest possible (tier 1) ranking.

With that, we would like to congratulate our agents who have been recognized in this survey, most for a consecutive time:

Tier 1
Arnason Faktor (Iceland)
Dr. K Chrysostomides & Co. (Cyprus)
Foral Patent (Latvia)
Herrero & Asociados (Spain)
Kilburn & Strode (United Kingdom)
METIDA (Lithuania)
Oproiu (Romania)
Protector Intellectual Property Consultants AS (Norway)
Reinhold Cohn & Partners (Israel)
S.B.G. & K. Patent and Law Offices (Hungary)
Sonn & Partner (Austria)
Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)
Awapatent (Sweden)

Tier 2
Advanz Fidelis (Malaysia)
Borden Ladner Gervais (Canada)
Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys (Ireland)
HarneckerCarey (Chile)
Law Firm of E.B. Astudillo & Associates (Philippines)
Papula-Nevinpat (Finland)
Rouse (Thailand)
Shelston IP (Australia)
Sulima, Grabowska, & Sierzputowska (Poland)
Vision & Associates (Vietnam)
Všetečka Zelený Švorčík Kalenský and Partners (Czech Republic)
Awapatent (Denmark)

Tier 3
Eitan, Mehulal & Sadot (Israel)
George Widjojo & Partners (Indonesia)
Kan & Krishme (India)
MALAMIS & Associates Ltd. (Greece)
One Legal LLC (Singapore)
Papula-Nevinpat (Russia)
Meissner Bolte (Germany)

Tier 4
Avah Legal S.C. (Mexico)
David do Nascimento Advogados Associados S/C (Brazil)
Patent Agency Kaosaar & Co. (Estonia)
Patrade A/S (Denmark)

For a full listing of the results of the Patent Survey 2012, visit Managing IP’s website. You can also access a full listing of our agent network and their bios here.


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