Our top-ranked team of patent lawyers help domestic and international clients manage, protect, exploit and litigate their IP rights around the world.
We are at the forefront of topical issues relating to patents; including the proposed Unitary Patent, a proposed new unified European patent that would operate as a single patent across member states and be enforced by a new court system, the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
We are one of the largest IP groups in Europe, with market-leading individuals in all our offices across Europe and Asia. In some countries, such as Germany, we also have in-house patent attorneys who provide an integrated legal and consultancy service.
Many of our lawyers possess scientific or engineering qualifications, aiding their understanding of the underlying inventions or improvements.
This high level of expertise and in-depth understanding of key sectors has made us the first choice for many corporate counsel to provide international advice and support on their patent strategies and disputes around the world.
As you would expect, we provide a complete advisory and dispute resolution service including patentability and patent filing strategies, R&D and clinical trial agreements, licence and know-how agreements and domestic and multi-jurisdictional patent litigation.
We enjoy what we do and are proud to be recognised as the best at it. What you will get from every member of our team is someone who knows exactly what they are doing, gets straight to the nub of the issue and provides sensible, thoughtful advice even in the most complex and pressured situations.
Heads of group: Morag Macdonald & Christian Harmsen