From time to time, IP disputes invariably arise and we are able to provide advice and representation in such situations. The focus of any dispute resolution must be on speed and cost reduction. In most cases it is best to try to settle disputes without resorting to Court action, but in some cases this is not possible.
Even so, there are sometimes alternatives courses of action that can be taken, such as seeking a non-binding opinion on infringement or validity from the UKIPO, filing third party observations, opposing patents, and drawing-up licenses & cross-licenses etc.
We have recently been involved in representing clients (as defendant or claimant) in a range of contentious matters, including: infringement of a US patent; invalidity of a European patent; defending a European patent in Opposition proceedings; infringement of UK Design Right; a patent licensing deal; and passing off.
In helping our client, we have worked with, and acted as agent for, specialist external IP solicitors, barristers and overseas IP counsel.
If you would like to know how we can help you to bring or defend an IP claim, then please contact us.