Our patents group is one of the largest and best known in Europe. Highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious patent matters, we help our clients, based in Europe and internationally, to exploit, protect, manage and defend their intellectual property (IP) rights.
We serve knowledge-based and technology-rich businesses operating across a variety of industry sectors, including technology and telecommuications, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, medical devices and equipment, electronics and software, automotive technology and the energy sector.
A growing trend in patent litigation cases is parallel actions in multiple jurisdictions. Organisations caught up in such complex cases know the issues they face have huge commercial significance.
The group has built up an extensive expertise in the management and co-ordination of international litigation. Our familiarity with the patent litigation regimes in the key European jurisdictions enables us to devise and adapt the best strategies for our clients Europe-wide.
Our transactional lawyers have an excellent reputation for patent licensing and the establishment of R&D collaborations and joint ventures in relation to a range of patented technologies, as well as resolving contractual disputes involving such commercial relationships.
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