Patent Legal Advice

Patents protect inventions. They can be products, processes, materials and software. For more information see our IP guide.

Our team of Chartered and European Patent Attorneys are qualified in a wide range of disciplines. We are therefore able to advise you as to the availability of patent protection, and in other aspects of patent protection, for all types of subject matter including electronics, computers and software, engineering, chemistry and biotechnology.

Our attorneys draft and file UK, European and International patent applications directly at the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office and handle prosecution of UK and European patent applications through to grant. Through our network of foreign associates we can also file and process patent applications to protect your inventions in all other countries where patent laws exist.

Our attorneys have significant experience in representing clients in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office as well as other pre and post grant matters.

We also advise on infringement and validity of patents. We can assist you in enforcement of your patent, and in handling an allegation of patent infringement from a third party. In a contentious situation we can work with you to try and reach an agreed settlement with another party, and we have significant experience in doing so. If necessary, we can work with solicitors and barristers to support litigation.

We can also help with patent licensing, exploitation and technology transfer.

We always get to know our clients’ business objectives, so we are able to provide commercially focused advice on your patents. We pride ourselves on our level of client service and communicating with our clients effectively. This means that we will keep you to up to date with the development of your patent, and the commercial impact of the patent on your business.

To find out how we can help your business, contact us now.

 

Highly commercial patents practice for clients in automotive, chemicals, life sciences and a wide range of other sectors.

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