Spruson & Ferguson Receives Multiple Rankings in IAM Patent 1000 – 2019 Edition


We are pleased to announce that Spruson & Ferguson has been recognised in the 2019 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patents Professionals for several countries across the Asia Pacific. Australia and Singapore are both ranked highly for Patent Prosecution, while China, Hong Kong and Thailand are recommended. Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers, our boutique IP law firm in Australia, is also recognised in the ranking for Patent Litigation.

Quotes and client feedback on our service and team as featured in IAM Patent 1000


“Having joined forces with two other top Australian IP outfits in July 2018, Spruson & Ferguson now has an impressively deep bench and an offering that is hard to beat. Patrons rhapsodise about the partnership’s services: “From drafting applications to dispute proceedings and asset commercialisation, the firm’s practitioners utilise their instinctive understanding of our commercial and technological strengths to serve up strategies that further our goals.”

– quoted from IAM Patent 1000 – 2019 Edition – Australia


“Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd is, by all accounts, one of the top patent prosecution firms in Singapore. For local and Patent Cooperation Treaty applications, the outfit is consistently chosen to represent leading global and domestic market players across a plethora of fields. “Not only does the firm have a large team of international patent attorneys able to operate across multiple languages and technical areas, but it also has the commercial sense needed to understand business and tailor its approach accordingly.”

– quoted from IAM Patent 1000 – 2019 Edition – Singapore


“In just three years, Spruson & Ferguson’s Thai bureau has morphed into a prosecution powerhouse favoured by multinational concerns looking for the very finest drafting. Aided by state-of-the-art internal systems, the firm makes light work of information and communications technology, engineering and chemical patents filed through the PCT.”

– quoted from IAM Patent 1000 – 2019 Edition – Thailand

Greater China

“Dr. Oliver Lutze – “Not only is he an expert in Chinese patent law who is able to contextualise legal and regulatory changes to help us respond and plan ways to protect our interests, he is a pragmatic and realistic practitioner who comes up with manageable solutions. Besides always being extremely responsive, he takes the time to explain things clearly and pierces through any complexity to give you all the information you need to drive your business forward. As a European living in China, he can help us understand differences in perspective vis-à-vis the West.”

– quoted from IAM Patent 1000 – 2019 Edition – China: Foreign

Hong Kong

“Since setting up in greater China two years ago, Spruson & Ferguson has been prosecuting patents for universities, start-ups and solo inventors with gusto. Appreciated for its “quality work” and “easy and direct communication”, the technically gifted team comprises six highly qualified professionals replete with in-house experience, who are always on standby to tackle complex patent applications.”

– quoted from IAM Patent 1000 – 2019 Edition – Hong Kong

A number of Spruson & Ferguson practitioners have also been individually ranked and recognised in the ranking.

Ranked Individuals – Patent Prosecution
Australia – Simon Potter & Adam Luxton
Singapore – Kristian Robinson & Maik Brinkmann
Greater China – Oliver Lutze
Hong Kong – Robert Jackson
Ranked Individual – Patent Litigation
Australia – Khajaque Kortian

The IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses.

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