To make your IP work as hard as possible for your business, you need the very best advice when you develop and exploit it – whether that involves partnering, acquisition or licensing. Our IP specialists ensure that you secure the rights you need to develop your business and extract maximum value out of the exploitation of your IP through licensing, partnering or disposal. We focus on your commercial priorities, while managing legal risks, to provide creative and cost-effective solutions. We advise on the full range of intellectual property, competition and tax issues that arise when business engage in third-party collaborations and licences, brand demergers and group IP holding structures. We also help realise the balance-sheet value of IP assets through disposals and the use and securitisation of IP portfolios.

With IP specialists in all of the key European jurisdictions, we advise clients from Europe, North America and Asia on their key European IP acquisitions, developments and licences. Combining our intellectual property, competition and tax expertise, we provide creative, cost-effective solutions to enable our clients to secure the IP rights they need and to exploit them effectively. We have particular experience of FRAND licensing issues which relate to standard essential patents.



Assisted on a range of IP collaboration agreements (with the likes of Samsung, Sharp, Texas Instruments and Plastic Logic) concerning Liquavista's innovative electronic screen technology for use in mobile devices.

Witwood Food

Advised on a number of cross-licensing arrangements for food recipes and patented food technology processes.

ASLAN Pharmaceuticals

Advised on all their in-licences of drug compounds, collaboration agreements and subsequent out-licences.

First Utility

Advised on the expansion of this UK business in Germany utilising one of the world’s most famous brands under licence.

SynTech Bio-Energy

Advised on the complex negotiations on technology licensing and IP ownership issues for this US company entering the European market arising from a collaboration to establish a waste gasification plant.


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