Having the ‘freedom to operate’ is often taken for granted among businesses, but without ensuring patent protection measures are firmly in place can leave businesses in difficulty.

Concerns over patents don’t always have to relate to your own, some businesses may be concerned with those of a competitor.

We have a strong reputation in matters relating to the enforcement of patents, and recognise this is a critical area for clients wishing to promote innovative goods and services, or protect themselves against the competition.


Our patent team have a practical understanding and experience in many areas of technology, notably in engineering, and have appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.


We work with a range of clients, from larger corporates to SMEs and individual inventors.

We recognise that patent protection can be expensive and we work with companies to devise strategies that best suit their attitude to costs and risk management. We are familiar with working in a team of other IP professionals such as patent attorneys and members of the IP bar in order to deliver solutions to clients that really make a difference.

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau