The 2019 edition of the patent Handbook Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars praises ABG IP as one of the most respected IP firms in the Spanish Market, and lists four professionals as Patent Stars: Juan Arias, Francisco Bernardo, José Miguel Lissén and Fernando Prieto and four Rising Stars: Iain McGeoch, Marta Rodríguez, Irene Vázquez and Sofia Pettersson. We are glad to share with you their comments.
Patent Edition 2019:
“ABG Intellectual Property has grown in size and reputation to become one of the most respected IP firms in the Spanish market. The firm changed its name in 2018 from ABG Patentes to ABG Intellectual Property to reflect its full-service IP practice, which now includes a litigation department headed up by former Gómez-Acebo & Pombo IP partner José Miguel Lissén. Lissén works with a small team of lawyers. IP protection is still the firm’s core business and an area of expertise for which it is well regarded, with clients in technical fields such as pharmaceutical, chemistry, biotechnology and engineering. Francisco Bernardo and Juan Arias, both of whom have a background in chemistry, lead the firm. Bernardo and Arias are supported by fellow partners such as Fernando Prieto and Enric Carbonell and a large team of junior patent attorneys. Prieto handles mechanics and computer technology work. Iain A McGeoch, Marta Rodríguez, Irene Vázquez and Sofia Pettersson are notable rising stars in the firm. Case studies show the team dealing with patent prosecution as well as advising on patent office and court disputes. Clients include Hollister Incorporated, Airbus Defence and Space and Medichem S.A.”