The prestigious British newspaper Financial Times selected ABG Intellectual Property as one of Europe’s top ten patent law firms for the second year in a row. In the 2021 edition of the “Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms” study, ABG IP also moves up two positions from last year and is now seventh in the rankings.
To compile the list, Financial Times teams up with the German company Statista to conduct extensive research. The methodology is based on recommendations by clients and patent attorneys who can both nominate firms in general and specifically recommend different firms for each of the study’s six areas of expertise.
The 168 industrial and intellectual property firms that, like ABG IP, have been selected do not nominate themselves; instead, they are included based on these independent recommendations. The authors of the study reported that they received a total of 3,200 completed forms from 8 February to 19 March 2021 and they discarded those in which firms recommended themselves.
Highlighted in all six areas of industrial expertise
In each of the six innovative sectors that the report is divided into, patent law firms can also earn a gold, silver or bronze rating. ABG IP has been recognised in all of these sectors:
- Chemistry & Pharmacy: Gold
- Biotechnology & Food: Gold
- Materials and Nanotechnology: Silver
- IT and Software: Silver
- Mechanical Engineering: Silver
- Electrical Engineering: Silver
ABG IP’s ranking among Europe’s top ten patent law firms and the fact that it is acknowledged in all areas of expertise mean that not only the firm as a whole, but also its teams that work to protect innovation in different areas of the industry are recognised.
Nowadays, our team comprises 17 PhDs, 16 European patent attorneys, three former European Patent Office examiners, one former European Union Intellectual Property Office examiner, and six Spanish industrial property agents.
A talented team and an excellent IP service
The company’s commitment to quality customer service and the excellent technical and legal profile of our specialists have transformed it into an international reference in the sector, as confirmed by this new recognition from the world’s leading financial newsletter.
This recognition would have been impossible without clients, collaborators and colleagues and we want to thank them for the trust that they place in us. This is a prime stimulus to continue improving every day and maintaining our commitment with the innovation sector.
The 2021 edition is available online here and it was published on the pink salmon-pink paper of the Financial Times on Thursday 24 June.