Patent Filing

We can undertake drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications, including international (PCT) applications, representation before the UK and European Patent Offices and control of worldwide prosecution through our network of overseas agents with expert knowledge of their local legal systems.

Licensing and Due Diligence

We can provide advice on IP licensing, assignments and third party agreements including legal and practicality issues. We also manage IP due diligence transactions for product or company acquisition, divestment or investment.

Oppositions and Appeals

We can represent clients in EPO opposition hearings and appeals. We have extensive experience and an impressive track record of success behind us.

IP Advice

We can give advice on all aspects of IP portfolio management. This includes regular evaluation of new and current developments of a client’s technology and the progression of IP prosecution in order to provide in-line strategies to maximise the IP’s value.

Freedom to Operate

We conduct freedom to operate searches and analysis, including review strategies and use of external search agencies where it is suitable.

Invention Spotting

We are able to capture patentable inventions from a client’s work for the generation of new IP and its protection.

IP Education

We can provide in-house IP training for our clients.

Designs and Trade Marks

We offer designs and trade marks advice and services (to our patent clients only).