It is not unknown for rights holders to vastly overestimate the extent of the monopoly that their IP affords. Because we know where the line is drawn, we’ll help you defend the cases that need defending to keep you doing what you do best.

Do you have procedures in place to avoid inadvertently infringing someone else’s IP? Do you sometimes receive notice that you are infringing, and wonder whether your existing lawyers are up to the job?

Our success rate over the last 10 years, whether acting for our clients as claimant or defendant, stands at 89 per cent.

By integrating – where appropriate – scientifically specialised attorneys with specialist leading IP lawyers, all focused on the result, both in terms of its achievability and cost/benefit, you are given access to a rare mix of the right people focusing on the right things. When you talk to us, we will:

  • Rapidly inform you where the line is drawn between infringement and non-infringement, valid IP and invalid IP being asserted against you
  • Where possible, knock out any claim made against you as quickly and cost-effectively as possible
  • Gain a bargaining position to achieve the best possible settlement in the circumstances, if the claim cannot be resolved in your favour
  • Deploy our 5 step process – Define the achievable goal – Assess the risk/likelihood of success – Apply a cost/benefit test – Agree a costed action plan – Keep all the above under constant review
  • Discuss and agree with you the size and shape of the most appropriate team for you to achieve your goals (never a ‘one size fits all’ or ‘churning’ approach)
  • Consider alternative methods of charging for the work we do, other than the “chargeable hour” which we recognise is not always appropriate

“ I am glad to see that there is genuine IP specialist expertise outside London charging a fair price for complex work.“ – The Rt Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Retired Court of Appeal Judge

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