Our patent specialists cover the full range of technologies with particular expertise in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductors, mobile telephony, electrical engineering and computer-implemented inventions. We advise on the registrability of inventions in Europe, including appropriate and cost effective strategies, and assist in enforcing or defending your rights in the courts and European Patent Office.

We have acted for leading technology companies and start-ups from Europe, North America and Asia, helping to manage their patent rights in the EU. We can assist pro-actively, whether you need to acquire or dispose of rights, assess a market opportunity, stop infringing goods coming into the market in the first place or respond to an allegation of infringement without getting sucked into multinational proceedings. In all cases, we draw upon the technical and legal knowledge our lawyers have built up in this specialist area.

With specialists in the strategically important jurisdictions of the UK and Germany we are on the spot in the cities where disputes are most likely to be fought.

Experience


Imperial Tobacco

Advised on a patent pool for a digital tax stamping technology.

Stanelco

Acted on various patent matters including major patent litigation across Europe and the restoration of patents in the EPO and various other jurisdictions.

Firstwater

Advised on various research, collaboration and supply arrangements in relation to a novel drug delivery system, including the cross-licensing of background and foreground IP, including certain patented technologies.

Acision

Advised this leading SMS messaging company on various patent matters relating to SMS technology.

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