Every year, the international “The IAM Patent 1000 2021” ranking selects the best experts in the patent sector. Prof. Rafał Sikorski earned a distinction in this group for another year running. The head of the IP Department at SMM Legal has been recommended in the category "Individuals: prosecution".

Apart from the appreciation for his academic achievements, the authors of the ranking emphasized Prof. Sikorski’s unique skill to accurately grasp the intricacies of this field. ‘Rafał Sikorski has a broad technical compass and is one of the few Polish academics who truly understands the complexity of patents’ – wrote the IAM research team.

‘I really appreciate this distinction, because it directly relies on the opinions of my clients and colleagues’, responds Prof. Rafał Sikorski, when asked about his success. ‘I wish to thank everyone who has recommended my candidacy for their positive feedback and trust’, adds Prof. Sikorski. ‘I also want to congratulate other recommended experts. It’s an honour to be a part of this group’, he sums up.

“The IAM Patent 1000 2021” is a sector-specific ranking developed by patent law professionals from all over the world. The ranking, published annually, is compiled on the basis of numerous interviews with attorneys, patent lawyers and in-house corporate lawyers. The result is a reliable guide reflecting the competencies and the situation in this dynamically developing sector. This year’s results are available here.

‘A recommendation for our Senior Partner is a perfect proof that the ability to combine one’s academic passion with practical experience is the best recipe for success’, says Przemysław Maciak, our Managing Partner. ‘This is one of the core values of our work, highly appreciated by SMM Legal clients’, sums up Mr. Maciak.

We congratulate our Senior Partner and wish him continued success!