Patents and Know How

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With a strong team of 230 patent specialists, Bird & Bird is synonymous with strength and success in patent strategy and enforcement.

In an increasingly competitive market, it is crucial that a company develops and aligns its patent strategy with its business goals; leveraging the most value from existing IP assets.

Having worked with many of the world’s leading innovators; we have a wealth of experience in providing both strategic commercial advice and invaluable technical insight.

We offer an efficient and effective service; delivering the appropriate legal and technical services and matching the skills of our experts to your specific requirements. Our expertise encompasses the full spectrum of patent issues, from the very early stages of concept development, to multi-jurisdictional enforcement.

In all of our jurisdictions, we have regular exposure to the workings and processes of all local courts, including the specialist and higher courts. This includes representing clients before the European Patent Office. We have a dedicated team focused on the proposed Unitary Patent and Unitary Patent Court and we are currently advising on the steps that should be considered and taken now, to prepare for its implementation.

Our team of experts offer a complete advisory and dispute resolution service including:

  • Patentability and patent filing strategies
  • R&D and license and know-how agreements and other commercial transactions
  • IP Audits and Due Diligence
  • Patent enforcement, litigation and dispute resolution
  • Advice on related rights such as SPCs.

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