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 have acted in leading patent infringement cases, which have shaped the law. We have helped leading technology companies manage and enforce their patent rights in the EU. With specialists in the strategically important jurisdictions of the UK and Germany, we are on the spot in the cities where patent disputes are most likely to be fought. In all cases, we draw upon the technical and legal knowledge our lawyers have built up in this specialist area.

We also advise on the registrability of inventions in Europe, including appropriate and cost effective strategies in the European Patent Office. We can also assist if you wish to licence, acquire or dispose of patent rights, and assess a market opportunity. We have particular experience of FRAND licensing issues relating to standard essential patents.

Experience


Unwired Planet

Acted in Unwired Planet v Huawei, the leading case worldwide on the infringement of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) for telecoms standards, and FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing.

PopSockets

Represented PopSockets in UK patent infringement litigation relating to their hugely popular mobile phone accessory product. This case also involved issues of joint tortfeasors and indirect infringement.  

Pan Optis

Acted for patent owner in a jurisdictional challenge brought by Apple seeking to exclude a series of patent infringement cases against Apple from being heard in the UK.

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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