Business Legal Services

Patent Litigation

Service overview: Patent litigation

Rely on our patent litigation lawyers to assess risk, set the right strategy for your business, and strive to get you the best possible outcome. The very nature of an intellectual property strategy  for your technology leaves you open to the possibility of infringements of your IP and the need to defend it. When all other ADR routes have been exhausted, you can depend on the commercial acumen of our patent litigation lawyers to get you the most cost-effective result.

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How we can help: Pre-litigation strategy and effective negotiations

Our intellectual property solicitors can support you with advice on all aspects of patent litigation such as:

Pre-action procedures and settlement negotiations

Assessing risk of revocation of the patent before proceeding with litigation.

Patent litigation strategy

We support businesses in filing claims, considering the available evidence, demonstrating the validity of the patent, and the likely costs involved in pursuing settlement.

Requests for a non-binding opinion from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

We can help with requests to the IPO on the issue of infringement or the validity of a patent to help you decide whether to commence proceedings.

Enforcement of patents against third parties.

Defending organisations against patent infringement claims.

Securing any relief or remedies that may be available.

Advice on the points in your IP lifecycle which may trigger disputes

We can remain prepared for oppositions, and poised for litigation and appeals.

Efficient litigation

We work in both the IPEC and the Patents Court with established working relationships with the UK IPO and the European Patent Office. We will ensure your matter is managed effectively.

Seeking interim injunctions in addition to damages so that the ongoing patent infringement will cease until a decision is made at trial.

Careful management of complex patent disputes and litigation spanning across multiple jurisdictions.

Appeals and challenging the IPO

For example, we can help where the patent specification has been wrongly interpreted, providing arguments, or amending the patent to address issues and avoid revocation.

Up-to-date knowledge of the Unified Patents Court and any changes you need to be aware of due to Brexit.

Who we help: Innovative UK-based businesses

A wide range of clients – including market-disruptive companies, start-ups, high-growth companies, and large multi-nationals – all come to us for support with patent litigation strategy and advice.

They come to us because we draw on our broad experience as external IP advisors and in-house counsel in a range of sectors, including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, energy and environmental, as well as manufacturing. We have particular experience with patents in the technology and creative industries and university R&D spinouts. We’ll quickly get to grips with the intricacies of your technologies and the nuances of your industry to provide you with a holistic view of your IP strategy.


Benefits of expert support with the patent litigation process

An integrated approach

We’ll take the time to get to know your overall IP strategy. That way, we can fully gauge your long-term commercial objectives and negotiate the best possible outcome for your business.

Get back to the day-to-day

We understand that your IP may just be one element of your business. During the patent litigation process, we can take the weight of the admin and management so that it’s business as usual for you and your management team.

Advice throughout the IP lifecycle

Our partnership doesn’t have to stop with the end of the patent litigation process. We can continue to support you to make the most of your intellectual property, finding opportunities for commercialisation and expansion alongside the patent prosecution and management process.

A well-rounded commercial awareness

Our support can extend to any element of your business, from commercial contracts, to corporate structures, employment contracts and beyond. As a full-service commercial law firm, we can provide support at every stage in your business’ growth.


Testimonials

What our clients say

Toby and his team have done such a fantastic job providing support across fundraising, IP, employment, GDPR and option pool establishment. Harper James has helped us get solid legal advice, often at short notice relating to a number of common start-up hurdles.
Julian Cook CEO and Co-Founder, Howamigoing
What I’ve been most impressed with is the way Rob and Ed have dug deep, independently, into our website and made sure every base is covered. They’ve looked under the surface of the website and highlighted areas where we need to ensure we have correct terms and policies in place. That’s first-class support.
Lameece Nagib Head of Operations, Hopin
I was looking for intelligent, fast feedback on things I couldn’t do myself. Every step of the way, Harper James have fulfilled that promise – they’ve been so responsive. It’s run as a business, not as a law firm. Anyone who’s been near a law firm knows the difference. It’s a real pleasure.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb CEO and Founder, Nosh Detox
Amanda and Gemma were extremely accommodating at the lack of time we could dedicate to supporting the trademark applications and utilised the data we supplied to complete the applications in a speedy timeframe which was very much appreciated.
Jenny James COO, Findr Global
Toby and his team have done such a fantastic job providing support across fundraising, IP, employment, GDPR and option pool establishment. Harper James has helped us get solid legal advice, often at short notice relating to a number of common start-up hurdles.
Julian Cook CEO and Co-Founder, Howamigoing
What I’ve been most impressed with is the way Rob and Ed have dug deep, independently, into our website and made sure every base is covered. They’ve looked under the surface of the website and highlighted areas where we need to ensure we have correct terms and policies in place. That’s first-class support.
Lameece Nagib Head of Operations, Hopin
I was looking for intelligent, fast feedback on things I couldn’t do myself. Every step of the way, Harper James have fulfilled that promise – they’ve been so responsive. It’s run as a business, not as a law firm. Anyone who’s been near a law firm knows the difference. It’s a real pleasure.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb CEO and Founder, Nosh Detox
Amanda and Gemma were extremely accommodating at the lack of time we could dedicate to supporting the trademark applications and utilised the data we supplied to complete the applications in a speedy timeframe which was very much appreciated.
Jenny James COO, Findr Global

Why choose Harper James Solicitors?

Our intellectual property disputes team has a depth of technical expertise to provide you with the best possible outcome for your business and is well placed to co-ordinate disputes spanning across other jurisdictions. We have developed a trusted network of experts that can support your business in all aspects of patent litigation, including barristers and patent attorneys both in the UK and further afield.

Our patent litigators have a proven track record of settling disputes quickly and in a cost-effective manner, both in and out of court and are experienced in taking cases to the High Court and Court of Appeal. Find out more about our team here:


Pricing plans

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to fit your business needs

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

On-Demand

Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.


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