Our lawyers advise clients on pre-litigation strategy and all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution relating to patents, SPCs and confidential information.
If clients choose or are forced to litigate, our experience helps them achieve their objectives in:
The UK High Court
The UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
The UK Court of Appeal
The UK Supreme Court
The Court of Justice of the European Union
We also advise on multi-jurisdictional issues, especially throughout Europe, including where to commence proceedings to maximise commercial advantage and the potential impact of proceedings in the European Patent Office and Unified Patents Court.
Patents and SPCs
Patent litigation is one of our major strengths. Patents should be asserted carefully and judiciously, but with full commitment and cost-efficiency. Likewise, defending patent actions requires the ability to develop meaningful, realistic and cost-effective strategies, defences and counterclaims.
assert and defend infringement claims of GB and EP (UK) patents
co-ordinate multi-national patent litigation with other advisors worldwide
handle disputes relating to SPCs
act in FRAND, essentiality and licensing disputes
act in entitlement disputes
act in disputes over rights to employee compensation
Our clients expect us to have deep knowledge of patent law and practice, and expect us to understand the relevant technology, business objectives and commercial backdrop to their business and their dispute. We do not disappoint.
The close working relationship between our lawyers and the patent attorneys worldwide means we are able to draw on each other's expertise quickly and efficiently, to achieve our clients' goals.
Our technical expertise enables us to advise clients in disputes over the “theft” of knowhow and other breaches of confidence, from urgent interim injunction applications to major litigation in the Courts.
See more of our specialists in Litigation (patents, knowhow, SPCs)
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