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Inventions, know-how & patents

Businesses rely on our team of intellectual property specialists to advise them on how patents can protect their investment in innovation. We also advise on how to exploit commercial opportunities through patent licensing and collaboration, and strategies for dealing with the threat posed by patents owned by third parties.

Clients include innovative business, universities, inventors, tech start-ups and established businesses. Our clients operate in a variety of sectors including automotive, financial services, retail healthcare, packaging and electronics.

We regularly counsel businesses on patent protection strategy. We draft patent licences and collaborations, as well as acting on high profile patent disputes.

We also work alongside other advisers on large scale patent due diligence projects, taking security over patents, the effect of insolvency on licence arrangements, transfers of ownership and other transactional matters.

We understand the importance of a business protecting its investment in innovation. We advise on how patents can be used as part of an overall intellectual property strategy to reach the business' commercial objectives. We work closely with our tax and corporate experts to suggest solutions that take account of the available reliefs.

Our significant experience in dealing with patent exploitation and patent enforcement issues allows us to provide strategic advice on how to protect a business in a fast moving innovative environment.

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