IAM Patent 1000 is an annual international survey of the patent profession undertaken by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. The survey involved a very extensive research process conducted by IAM over a five month period, including “in the region of 1,500 interviews” with lawyers, patent attorneys and in-house representatives of patentees and applicants. The guide that is produced by IAM at the conclusion of the survey “recommends those it considers to be leaders in the field: only those delivering top-quality patent services make the cut”.
With the listing of Madderns, the guide provided the commentary:
Patent and trademark attorney ensemble Madderns makes its debut in the IAM Patent 1000 this year. The seven-partner, 50-professional set is Southern Australia’s largest dedicated IP service provider and a growing force on the national and international stage too. It has traditionally concentrated its efforts on securing protection for electronic, computer, military, mining and industrial engineering innovations, but the development of a robust life sciences operation is a significant, ongoing storyline. Craig Vinall heads the practice with aplomb.
The full survey results are available at http://www.iam-media.com/Patent1000/Rankings/