Hindles has again been identified as a leading patent firm, in the 2020 edition of the directory IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, and in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) "IP Stars 2020" rankings.
Alistair Hindle and Robert Gregory have again been ranked in the top tier as highly recommended individuals for patent prosecution by IAM Patent 1000. Alistair Hindle has also been ranked as an "IP Star" by MIP.
IAM Patent 1000 has referred to Hindles as being "a byword for quality prosecution", and further states:
Start-ups, university spin-outs and large corporations are all well served by its carefully assembled ensemble of patent attorneys, whose guidance is always clear and commercially meaningful. At the fore is eponymous director Alistair Hindle: 'very responsive and friendly, with an ability to turn things around really quickly', he understands the needs and goals of SMEs, handling the development and management of their patent portfolios across the innovation lifecycle. Fellow director Robert Gregory is a Cambridge-educated chemist who prosecutes patent applications across the spectrum of scientific disciplines and frequently appears before the EPO in administrative proceedings.