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Patents

Protecting and exploiting your patents is essential to your business, and our team of patent specialists will deliver your commercial goals.

We advise on every facet of patent matters, from the acquisition and disposal of patent portfolios, to licensing arrangements, to disputes, including court proceedings, arbitrations and Patent Office proceedings.

We provide expert advice on patent disputes, including infringement, validity and ownership issues, with particular expertise in the technology/telecoms, life sciences/medical devices, consumer products and manufacturing sectors.

We are also experienced in patent licensing arrangements, parallel imports and competition matters, with our team working closely alongside our clients to achieve commercial solutions.

We have a market-leading patent insurance practice, advising on coverage, defence and first party pursuit matters involving insured patent risks, and are frequently engaged to handle and monitor patent proceedings across many jurisdictions, particularly in the US and Europe.

We are recommended by IAM Patent 1000 for our patent practice and are recommended by independent legal directories.

 

Examples of work

Advising on patent enforcement strategy and proceedings in the UK, Germany and the US in relation to patented technology to enhance battery life within mobile devices

Representing a major energy company in international arbitration proceedings concerning allegations of patent infringement and ownership of improvements

Acting for a leading provider of mobile test automation, manual testing and monitoring software in European patent disputes involving issues of validity, infringement and groundless threats

Advising on significant arbitration proceedings concerning European and US patent infringement, settlement agreements and competition/anti-trust issues in relation to pharmaceutical products

Advising a leading semiconductor manufacturer on its international patent licensing arrangements and joint R&D ventures

The Team