Strategic IP Counselling

In addition to our distinguished and internationally recognised litigation and dispute resolution practice, we also provide clients with strategic advice and practical, commercial insight on the full spectrum of IP-related issues and opportunities.

More specifically, we are able to deliver co-ordinated strategies to resolve issues regarding freedom to operate; provide thorough IP due diligence; and robust IP opinions; navigate pharmaceutical regulatory law; and resolve licensing and IP related competition disputes, particularly those relating to FRAND licensing.

With many of our lawyers boasting scientific or technical qualifications in fields ranging from molecular biology to computer engineering, we are able to blend legal, technical and commercial insight when advising clients.

"excellent strategic advice that is practical and commercially focused, supported by strong legal analysis”
IAM 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners

Advisory Examples

  • Conducting European patent-related due diligence for a leading global private equity investor in the context of a potential acquisition of a biotech company
  • Advising a provider of cloud-based music services on a potential licensing program, including assisting with the strategic direction of the development of its patent portfolio
  • Assisting a US semiconductor company with formulating a Europe-wide IP enforcement strategy for its patent portfolio
  • Advising a European rights holder of an IoT patent portfolio on an enforcement and licensing programme across several market sectors
  • Providing patent portfolio review and patent/product due diligence advice to a leading global private equity house in relation to various medical device investment opportunities
  • Conducting competitor patent review / monitoring and freedom to operate analysis and devising opposition / defensive strategy options in relation to a high-tech consumer goods market
  • Advising a drinks manufacturer on licensing strategies of the UK market
  • Providing a listed technology company with advice about European patent filing strategies to take into account the benefits of national jurisdictions and the UPC