Commercial & Collaborative

How we help our clients 

Our clients expect more than just an expert patent service. Our business focus and commercial drive allow us to help our clients maximise the value of their IP. We work with a range of organisations from start-ups, SMEs through to public sector bodies, universities and multi-national enterprises, covering the full spectrum of industries. 

We build close and longstanding relationships with our clients to establish defensive and offensive IP portfolios that generate commercial value, and we have been involved with a number of highly successful university spin-outs and licencing deals.

We take a collaborative approach when working with our clients, and advise them on a course of action that is best aligned with their business objectives. Understanding the value of a potential innovation or a brand is as important as understanding the technology or marketing behind it. Clients value our integrity, honesty, collegiate approach and the robust practical advice we give.

We share our client's ambition, passion and entrepreneurial spirit and we empower our teams to go above and beyond what our clients expect when it comes to service delivery.

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Protect

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.

Exploit

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.

Enforce

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.

LARGE
CORPORATES

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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SMES AND
ENTREPENEURS

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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Spotlight

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‚Äô 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‚Äôs IP may have on a transaction is na√Įve and can prove detrimental both for the seller and acquirer.

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WHAT IS
PATENT BOX

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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