07 June 2019
The IAM Patent 1000 has become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources.
De Clercq & Partners is proud to announce that our firm has once again earned a place in the highest rankings of the IAM Patent 1000 Guide, labelling us as a highly recommended firm for patent prosecution in Belgium! IAM describes De Clercq & Partners as a "cosmopolitan outfit" and "very much a leading name in European patent prosecution".
The guide furthermore commends all of our attorneys for their discreet and considerate approach as they "really make the effort to understand your technology and business by meeting with you and simply listening. They get quality first drafts down on paper fast and work collaboratively with the client to reach the right result." The piece goes on to applaud Founding Partner Ann De Clercq, Koen Vanhalst, Liesbet Paemen, Sakina Bounaga and the rest of the team for being "exceptionally insightful, imaginative, responsive and diligent. They know how to maximise the value of their client's intellectual property."
A special mention is reserved for European Patent Attorney and amiable colleague Jeff Gyi. This is his first time appearing in the Patent 1000 and it is not without praise to say the least! The guide commends Jeff for his work in the mechanical, engineering, software and chemistry industries. "Jeff knows what his client needs and delivers. He is extremely proficient technically and a personable and helpful attorney." We couldn't agree more - a warm congratulations!
Read IAM's full commentary on De Clercq & Partners and the rest of the rankings for Belgium via the link.
A big thank you is in order to all members of our hard working team who strive for excellence day in, day out!
Last but not least, we would like to thank all of our clients and peers because of course there would be no De Clercq & Partners without your continuous trust! We assure you we will do our utmost to maintain our firm's high standards and look forward to taking care of all of your IP needs in the future.