IP & Technology | Patents & Know How


In this increasingly competitive world, businesses strive to maximise their opportunities and their competitive advantage, whether it relates to a new product or process, or a clever, ingenious way to do business. 

 

Our experience and understanding of businesses enable us to get straight to the heart of the objective of our clients - whether it is with strategic advice, taking steps to secure protection for patents and trade secrets or aiming for "first-mover" advantage, and whether it is to pursue infringers or to defend infringement allegations.

 

Our expertise:

  • R&D and collaboration
  • technology transfer and licensing
  • patent and know-how infringement, enforcement and defence
  • IP audits
  • strategic IP advice, patentability
  • infringement and validity opinions
     

Our work includes:

  • patentability advice for a wide range of clients from start-ups to mature business and from electrical equipment to medical devices and block-chain-enabled technologies
     
  • in- and out-patent licensing and option agreements relating to a biotech company with private and public bodies
     
  • patent cross-licence and supply agreements involving international banks relating to security features for use in bank notes across the EU
     
  • enforcing and coordinating a multi-jurisdiction patent infringement action relating to semiconductor technology
     
  • defending patent infringement allegations relating to vehicle hire schemes and food technology, including negotiating complex settlement agreements

 

 

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