IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected.  It can relate to a brand, invention, design or other kind of creation, and it can be legally owned.  We work with clients at an early stage to understand their strategy and to assess the value of protection.  Implementing the right IP strategy can mean the difference between commercial success and failure.


We understand the commercial value of an IP portfolio and guide our clients on how they can use this asset to benefit your business.  Whether this is through licensing, a successful SPC negotiation or the value of a brand, we have the expertise to evaluate and identify the best commercial outcome for their organisation.


We adopt a commercial approach to the resolution of conflicts and disputes, preferring to pursue negotiated solutions that meet our clients’ needs. If this route fails, we will pursue formal procedures to challenge or enforce rights.  We understand the importance of our clients IP and will do everything we can to fight to protect it.


We work with some of the world’s largest corporations across a number of areas of technology.  We understand the need to be as flexible as possible in meeting the strategic needs of this type of client.  No two clients are the same.

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We are fully committed to working with companies in the start-up or early stages of innovation and development and understand the need to give practical, commercial advice.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Though we find ourselves living in a time often coined as the Digital Age, it is surprising that the considerations of a business’ intellectual property are, in the most part, neglected until the latter parts of an M&A transaction.  This reluctance to accept the effect a company’s IP may have on a transaction is naïve and can prove detrimental both for the seller and acquirer.

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The Patent Box is a tax relief which was introduced by the UK government in April 2013 which offers companies reduced tax rates on profits from products and services covered by patents in order to recognise innovation in business. To qualify for Patent Box your company must have made a significant contribution to either the creation or development of the patented invention or a product incorporating the patented invention. 

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