We advise clients on all aspects of their patent strategy, including obtaining, licensing and enforcing their own patent rights, as well as identifying, assessing and seeking to alleviate the impact of patents owned by third parties.
Advising on patents often involves understanding complex technology relating to the subject matter of the inventions, as well as difficult legal issues. Several of our team have technical backgrounds, having obtained scientific degrees prior to studying law (including in life sciences and physics), which gives them an invaluable advantage in being able to grasp the technical issues quickly.
We also advise on the full range of patent disputes, including infringement, validity, ownership and licensing disputes. Patents are national rights and patent disputes often involve parallel litigation in a number of jurisdictions. Our team has experience of working with, and coordinating, legal teams in a number of jurisdictions, including across Europe, North America and Japan.