Manila, Philippines, 27 May 2024 – Quisumbing Torres is delighted to announce the recognition of its Intellectual Property, Data and Technology (IPDT) partners and a newly ranked associate in the IAM Patent 1000 2024 rankings, further exemplifying the firm’s commitment to excellence and a powerhouse in the industry.

Bienvenido A. Marquez III, a consistent figure of excellence that has focused on patent prosecution and litigation for 25 years, was one of only eight Filipino lawyers to achieve a gold ranking this year. He has been consecutively cited in IAM Patent 1000 since 2016 as Recommended Individual and has elevated his stature as a Highly Recommended Individual in 2022.

Head of the IPDT practice group, Divina Ilas-Panganiban is experienced in IP licensing, protection and enforcement, and achieved a gold ranking this year. Previously, she was acknowledged with a silver ranking and a Recommended Individual by IAM Patent 1000 from 2017 to 2021.

Reena Mitra-Ventanilla, another esteemed partner at Quisumbing Torres, gained another silver-ranking for this year's IAM Patent 1000, continuously excelling across the whole patent spectrum – from brand management and enforcement to litigation and transactions.

Well versed in anything pertaining to data, technology and contentious IP work, Frederick August I. Jose, was another silver-ranking recipient for this year’s IAM Patent 1000. He has elevated his ranking from being a bronze recipient in last year’s recognition.

This year, senior associate Felicisimo Agas III earned his first citation in legal directories as he joins our IPDT partners as one of the highly recommended individuals for patents in the Philippines and securing a bronze ranking.

Beyond individual accolades, Quisumbing Torres also stands tall yet again as one of the top five local firms awarded a gold badge by IAM Patent 1000. This collective achievement underscores the firm's unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards in patent law and intellectual property rights.

About the IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 is the definitive resource for identifying top patent professionals and firm-wide private practice patent expertise in key jurisdictions around the globe.

About Quisumbing Torres' Intellectual Property, Data and Technology Practice Group

With groundbreaking tools and systems specially designed for IP portfolio management, our Intellectual Property, Data and Technology Practice Group can help ensure effective registration and protection of your trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other IP rights. Calling on extensive experience in IP rights enforcement, we help our clients obtain successful results — and make cost-efficient decisions — in even the most complex IP disputes. Our lawyers deliver proficient and legally practicable advice in licensing and franchising, technology transfer, IP prosecution, IP litigation, border control measures, and enforcement actions.

We also handle emerging issues involving data privacy, data security, and cybercrime. Moreover, we help companies preserve a competitive edge as they use technology innovations as a strategy to reach new markets and deliver solutions to customers. We help clients manage risks and protect business interests arising from changes brought about by technology. We assist clients with technology-related contracts and transactions. Our team stays abreast of the regulators' initiatives, which may impact our clients’ operations and enable us to pursue the appropriate remedies before the authorities.

About Quisumbing Torres

Quisumbing Torres offers clients integrated solutions to complex legal challenges.

Our culture, developed nearly 60 years as a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein, enables us to collaborate across borders and practice areas. We provide seamless advice underpinned by local market knowledge and deep sector expertise so that business leaders can feel confident in driving growth that is both sustainable and inclusive.