GALBAIAN has been listed once again as recommended patent firm in the IAM guide. GALBAIAN is the only patent firm headquartered in the Basque Country that is included in this guide.
On the other hand, Ismael Igartua has been listed again as highly recommended. Only six patent attorneys have been considered highly recommended in Spain.
This is what the guide says about GALBAIAN and Ismael Igartua:
Basque IP co-operative GALBAIAN has a unique background, having started out life as an in-house department of the Fagor Group. The firm still maintains close connections to the group and its parent company, Mondragon Corporation – managing its patent filings and supplying it with business-focused advice. With particular prowess in electromechanics and telecoms, GALBAIAN attracts clients looking for impeccable drafting and targeted counsel. The team is led by prosecution and strategic counselling wizard Ismael Igartua, who attracts widespread acclaim from mechanical clients. As one loyal patron explains: “Ismael and his team have always shown a genuine interest in the technical aspects and the context of our projects, providing the best advice on how to protect our IP assets. He has a deep understanding of industry, technology and the business needs of his clients. With his outstanding technical expertise, he is able to service the needs of both technology-based industries and the academic world.” Another expounds: “The human treatment you receive from Ismael and his team means that the company he leads is considered by his users as a partner and not a service company.”