Patents

Patents are the life blood of the innovation business. And in a world that moves at the speed of change, no business wants to be stopped in its tracks. To keep you ahead of the patent curve, our expert, straight-talking patent advice gets tangible results in the real world.

Our vast cross-border experience, specialist sector knowledge and technical backgrounds in relevant scientific disciplines means we’re here for you, your new inventions and your existing patent portfolio. Valuing. Counselling. Protecting. Exploiting.

We go further, with a reputation, innovative approach and passion for tech that speaks volumes about what we can achieve in negotiation and litigation. Freeing you to innovate with confidence. And giving your business a clear competitive edge.

Practitioners Guide to the UPC 1st Edition

Helping you navigate the practice and procedure of the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent.

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Patent Litigation Country Comparator

Bird & Bird Intellectual Property team have developed this comparator tool, which provides answers to key questions surrounding patent litigation.

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Two Birds Consulting Pattern

Our new patent intelligence offering combines our extensive patent analytics expertise with a powerful, proprietary software tool.

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Public access to UPC filings - Rule 262.1(b) RoP: Quo Vadis

Nov 20 2023

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Upfront loaded patent proceedings in Spain: strict need of timely translations. Brief comment on the Supreme Court Judgment 20 October 2023

Nov 16 2023

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UPC: The first ruling of the Helsinki local division clarifies the effective withdrawal of opt-out

Nov 15 2023

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Accolades

'Speaking of IP in general and Patents in specific, Bird and Bird is the name that comes to mind for an innovative collaboration to answer complex problems.’

Legal 500 2023

‘The firm brings with it an unparalleled passion for tech which promises confidence and excellent results in litigation. Collaborating with Bird and Bird is always a wonderful experience.’

Legal 500 2023

'Named Global Patent Firm of the Year: For the past Decade'

WWL Awards 2022

Clients say: "Bird & Bird have a global reach, can navigate the issues and implications of a course of action in overseas jurisdictions, and help us drive towards strategic aims in complex areas."

Chambers Global 2022

"Bird & Bird have tremendous historical knowledge, extensive practical experience and deep insight into cutting-edge issues," going on to say: "The team is considered to be top tier in any legal matter relating to standard essential patents worldwide."

Chambers Global 2021

Famed worldwide for its fearsome contentious capabilities, Bird & Bird is an indomitable opponent in high-stakes litigation. Close collaboration between practitioners across its extensive international network ensures that it can cut through the complexity of technically dense cross-border proceedings with ease.

IAM Patent 2021

‘The pre-eminent team for international IP litigation matters, particularly patent-related Greater China issues.‘

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

"Famed worldwide for its fearsome contentious capabilities, Bird & Bird is an indomitable opponent in high-stakes litigation. Close collaboration between practitioners across its extensive international network ensures that it can cut through the complexity of technically dense cross-border proceedings with ease"

Patent 1000 2021

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Bird & Bird's Local Teams Score Big with Global IP Awards Sweep

Oct 20 2023

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Bird & Bird welcomes IP specialist Thierry Lautier as partner in Paris

Sep 05 2023

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Bird & Bird represents CureVac in lawsuit against BioNTech

Aug 22 2023

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Our International Life Sciences team wins six awards at the LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA 2023

Jul 14 2023

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Bird & Bird showcases diversity of expertise in latest IAM Patent 1000 rankings for 2023

Jul 03 2023

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Bird & Bird secures a win before the UK High Court for Gilead

Mar 22 2023

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