Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms

We highlight Europe’s most highly rated patent law firms as recommended by clients and peers. Plus: carmakers’ designs for the future; technical knowhow and legal skill is a potent mix; delays on EU’s cost-cutting patents court; China plays catch-up with Europe and US in filing race

A technical revolution is driving differing approaches to protecting innovation

The firms rated most highly by their clients and peers from A-Z and by country

Firms are looking to recruit science and engineering graduates who must study law while working

Global applications are on the rise but this can belie local innovative efforts

If we are to address the great digital challenges of our time we require an international solution

Brexit and German objections are holding up a unified court system

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How the listings were researched and compiled