Wednesday 18 June 2014

AJ Park receives top ranking for patent litigation with five partners listed as 'gold standard' talent

AJ Park has received a gold band ranking for patent litigation and transactions in New Zealand by Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners.

IAM Patent 1000 guide also lists AJ Park as 'highly recommended' for patent prosecution. Quoting independent referees, the guide's comments include, 'AJ Park is the "A Team" in New Zealand' and that 'the "awesome" operation wins international applause for its "practical approach and responsiveness. The attorneys work very well together, sharing their knowledge and skills to achieve the optimum results.'''

Five partners at AJ Park were highlighted in the ranking, with comments that the 'extensive wide-ranging know-how of [AJ Park's] unrivalled talent pool ensures that both its contentious and prosecution divisions are gold standard.' Kim McLeod was noted for lending 'his "considerable experience" to his impressive client base.' Matt Adams 'is "a go-to specialist" for IT and computing inventions.' "Superb operator" Anton Blijlevens 'earns top marks in his mechanical engineering niche.' Anton Gibson is "one of the best" in the life sciences business'. And Greg West-Walker "is a great client manager who has devoted his time to the profession for many years".

AJ Park's Managing Partner, Damian Broadley says 'we're proud to be recognised in the guide as a leading choice for patent protection and litigation. Our clients trust us with their innovations and ideas, and it's a great honour to have our peers who set the benchmark in the industry share positive feedback about our work. It reinforces our commitment to seeing our clients succeed.'

The IAM Patent 1000 conducts extensive research on firms in 41 jurisdictions including in-depth interviews with attorneys, peers and clients. The leading firms are presented in gold, silver and bronze bands, and the bands reflect the reputations of teams and professionals relative to their peers in the field.

This is the third consecutive year AJ Park has ranked gold in the IAM Patent 1000.

About AJ Park
AJ Park is a leading provider of intellectual property services in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific region. For over 120 years, we've helped companies and individuals identify, develop, protect, commercialise, manage, and enforce their intellectual property throughout the world. Visit our website www.ajpark.com or follow us on twitter @AJParkIP