Pattern - Client Solutions 03


Pattern is Bird & Bird’s industry leading and multi-award-winning patent intelligence offering, providing legal advice, patent portfolio analytics and valuation, and portfolio strategy advice. Pattern provides advice and problem solving for the world's most sophisticated legal departments and companies globally, with a proven track record and a focus on complex, cross-border patent disputes and transactions.

Deep industry expertise

The Pattern team has deep technical and industry expertise in a number of areas, including:

  • Telecommunications and wireless connectivity (including wireless LAN and other standardised technologies such as digital video coding)
  • Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and FRAND (fair reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms
  • Electronics and power transfer
  • Automotive, mechanical and engineering

What we do

Pattern assists clients with:

  • Analytics and valuation of patent portfolios, including landscaping studies, competitor analysis and valuation metrics
  • Royalty Rate determinations and determination of FRAND terms and royalties
  • Analysing standard essential patent (SEPs) portfolios, including disclosure timing, and technology or generation classifications
  • Econometric analysis and valuation, including the “unpacking” and scaling of patent portfolio benchmark licences
  • Advising on patent dispute and portfolio strategy

Global experts

We are highly regarded as leading global experts in patent intelligence, especially in regard to standardised technologies, and are experienced in providing expert witness testimony in high-value international royalty rate disputes, particularly in arbitration proceedings. We regularly advise clients with respect to licensing negotiations, and we have experience in negotiating directly on behalf of clients in high-value licensing disputes. We also have experience assisting with the designing, launching and managing licensing programmes.

What makes us unique

Pattern leverages a unique blend of legal knowledge and analytical expertise to assist our clients. We develop our own cutting-edge software and legal technology to boost our capabilities; and we take advantage of court-approved, academic and economic principles to generate robust and defensible results.

We are a client-centric business, flexible according to client need, and we are passionate about constantly developing better ways of translating and presenting complex (often data-heavy) concepts and results into clear, targeted advice.

Our bespoke software and databases are uniquely developed in order to assist with the questions that arise in legal disputes and transactions. For example, we are able to provide particularly accurate “as of” valuations at historical dates (e.g. the date on which a comparable licence was signed) and we maintain live databases utilising extensive processing of SDO (standard developing organisation) data.

Who we are

We are a multi-disciplinary team, made up of lawyers, consultants, data analysts and software developers. We are headquartered in London, integrated with our internationally renowned Intellectual Property team (consistently ranked in the highest band internationally in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners), and assisted by colleagues across the globe.

Pattern has been recognised by numerous innovation awards, including: the Future of Legal Services Innovation (Legal Week Awards); Legal Technology Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards); and Standout Innovation (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards).

If you'd like to know more about how twoBirds Pattern can help you, please contact Matthew Noble or the Pattern team at [email protected].