Overview

Bird & Bird’s London origins date back to 1846.

Having won our first patent case in 1909, we’ve always had a passion for innovative, creative industries whilst protecting and progressing the ideas that arise from them. It’s this 180-year unrivalled industry history that now shapes our unrelenting sector focus and helps our clients achieve their commercial goals on a daily basis.

We have over 200 lawyers, 30% of which have a second or third qualification in a science or technical field, who work with clients spanning domestic and multinational businesses, the public sector, SMEs and start ups. These clients operate in over a dozen industries where technology and innovation is a driving force. In 2012, we were acknowledged by The Financial Times as one of Europe’s top 20 most innovative firms and we work with over 50% of the companies listed in the latest Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies.

The London office is headed by Partner Nick Perry.

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We are very proud to sponsor the newly displayed 'Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things' permanent collection at the London Design Museum. Our clients typically come from sectors where technology and innovation drive rapid change and where cutting-edge design is crucial - something we have built our business around protecting and the Design Museum is dedicated to celebrating.

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