Largest Patent Law Firms in Europe
The patent law firms mentioned in the table below are raked by the number of European Patent Attorneys employed, irrespectively of the location of the office. Since many large patent law firms maintain offices in several countries, the figures displayed are not congruent with the maximum values of attorneys in a law firm of particular states.
8 of the 25 largest patent law firms maintain offices in more than one country. Among the top 6 all firms operate at least one subsidiary where a European Patent Attorney is present.
Based on the number of European Patent Attorneys, Marks & Clerk is the largest patent law firm. Murgitroyd & Company operates the highest number of offices of one company within Europe. Subsidiaries can be found in Germany, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Italy. The largest German law firm is Hoffmann · Eitle, who employ 74 European Patent Attorneys.
Among the top 25 patent law firms, 15 have an office in the United Kingdom. 10 companies maintain offices in Germany.
|Rank||Name||No. of Patent Attorneys||Countries|
|1||Marks & Clerk||110||FR, GB, LU|
|2||Hoffmann · Eitle||74||DE, GB|
|3||Zacco||69||DE, DK, NL, NO, SE|
|4||Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser||67||DE, FR|
|5||Murgitroyd & Company||53||DE, FI, FR, GB, IE, IT|
|8||Mewburn Ellis LLP||46||GB|
|9||J A Kemp||44||GB|
|10||Carpmaels & Ransford||44||GB|
|11||Boult Wade Tennant||44||GB|
|12||D Young & Co LLP||43||GB|
|13||Harrison Goddard Foote||43||GB|
|14||Kilburn & Strode LLP||42||GB|
|15||Vereenigde Octrooibureaux N.V.||41||DE, NL|
|17||Vossius & Partner||39||CH, DE|
|18||Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH||39||DE|
|20||Withers & Rogers LLP||37||GB|
|21||Meissner, Bolte & Partner GbR||36||DE|
|22||Potter Clarkson LLP||36||GB|
|23||Cabinet Beau de Loménie||34||FR|
|24||Mathys & Squire LLP||34||GB|
|25||Haseltine Lake LLP||34||DE, GB, NL|