Patents

Our patent attorneys have a wealth of experience in all aspects of patent law and can advise across a wide and diverse range of technical areas.

Patent Services


Whether you’re a sole inventor or large corporation, protecting your ideas is vital. Our European, UK and German Patent Attorneys can act on your behalf, presenting your case to the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). Thanks to our network of associates overseas, we can advise on different patent laws and protect or defend you anywhere in the world.

We offer the following services:

  • Patent drafting
  • Patent prosecution
  • Conducting patent opposition proceedings before the EPO
  • Advice relating to patent infringement and validity
  • Advice relating to patent ownership and licensing of technology
  • Conducting patent due diligence

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Whether you are a small or specialist company, or an individual inventor, intellectual property rights can present a major challenge.

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