Protecting & defending your market share

Most if not all businesses need to innovate to survive and prosper, bringing new products and services to market – Patents provide legal protection for such new products and processes. In modern business, intellectual property rights are one of the most valuable assets a business has. In addition to providing a powerful tool to keep competitors at bay and protecting market share, they add value to a business and are often critical in securing third party funding.

We have a strong track record of helping clients navigate the patent jungle, helping both patentees and those who are concerned they may infringe on a third party’s rights. We were delighted to have won the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Team of the Year Award in 2022 in recognition of our success.

We work on the basis that your best interests are our interests. We take the time to understand your business and how best to exploit or defend your position whilst always having your objectives front of mind.

How Our Patents & New Technologies Experts Can Help

We have a strong reputation for cost effective patent litigation, being one of the few teams outside London with real depth of experience in this area. We have been involved in the full range of issues including infringement, challenges to validity, ownership, licensing disputes, injunctions and seizure of evidence

Court Experience

We have appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court on a wide variety of cases, many of which have been reported in the law reports

Highly Experienced

We have experience of many areas of technology, from textiles and medical devices to household products and complex machinery.

Overseas Clients

Often our work is for overseas clients and involves coordinating action across other jurisdictions in related proceedings. We have built up a network of overseas lawyers with whom we have worked on a variety of cases and can offer our clients a global service

Our Patents & New Technologies Experts

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Why Choose Us?

Our team’s litigation experience and successes in patent law is second to none with nationally recognised experience and expertise ready to advise you
We have experience of many areas industries and sectors from textiles and medical devices to household products and complex machinery
We regularly appear in the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court on a wide variety of cases, many of which have received national recognition

Key Projects

Salts Healthcare Ltd

Patent Infringement Litigation

Acting for Salts Healthcare Ltd, who had to defend themselves in a major piece of patent infringement litigation against their competitor Coloplast A/S involving a key product. We succeeded in showing that Coloplast’s patent was invalid. The case was reported here [2021] EWHC 3 (Pat). The case involved parallel proceedings in the UK courts and the European Patent Office. 

Mzuri Ltd

Patent Infringement Proceedings

Acting for Mzuri Ltd, who had to defend themselves against patent infringement proceedings brought by competitor Claydon Yield-O-Meter Ltd involving their seed drill product. We succeeded in showing that Claydon’s patents wereinvalid. The case was reported here [2021] EWHC 1007 (IPEC). The case has attracted a good deal of commentary because of the detailed exploration by the judge of “prior use”. This case also involved parallel proceedings in the UK courts and the European Patent Office. 

Marflow Engineering Ltd

Patent Validation

Acting for Marflow Engineering Ltd against their competitor Cassellie Ltd. We established Marflow’s patent was both valid and infringed. Marflow secured an injunction and substantial compensation. The case is reported here [2019] EWHC 410 (IPEC).

Our Other IP, Technology, Media & Communications Services

Video Games & Interactive Entertainment

Supporting clients in the rapidly growing interactive entertainment sector at all stages of their development, from early investment and development to the commercial exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.

Advertising & Media

We’ve advised multiple brands – large and small – on their proposed advertising and other media campaigns, to reduce the risk of disputes. We consider the vast rules, technical details, reputational and financial risk on different types of advertising for many sectors.

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