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 excited about working with Shakespeare Martineau to show
how integral teamwork is in both sporting and business
environments. We also share similar beliefs when it comes to
fostering upcoming talent."

Paul Blanchard, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games England