With IP offices in London, Paris, Milan, Sydney and Melbourne, and decades of experience in coordinating IP litigation in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and other key European countries and across Asia-Pac, we are known for the range and depth of our IP practice. We advise our clients in litigation, transactions, risk management and strategic matters, working with our global team and other firms across time-zones and jurisdictions to the benefit of our clients.
We have long been recognised as specialists in managing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent and trademark litigation from our UK and Australian IP offices. This may be for the launch of pharmaceutical products or medical devices or increasingly tech devices, often involving arguments around standards and FRAND licensing terms. We provide single point-of-contact advice by coordinating local counsel in upwards of 50 European or global jurisdictions at any one time. We distil this advice and provide strategic counsel to our clients for the whole of Europe or Asia-Pac, often working with US-headquartered clients, overseeing litigation, engaging experts and determining strategy, then directing local counsel accordingly on behalf of our clients. Given the complexity of the European or Asian markets, the many jurisdictions involved, and the cost of engaging directly with separate counsel in each jurisdiction, our expertise in performing this role is highly sought after.
We develop and help to manage enforcement strategies and defensive patent and other IP litigation relating to our clients’ most business-critical products. We do more than just manage proceedings in multiple jurisdictions: we work with our clients to set an appropriate strategy from the outset; we prepare expert evidence and coordinate litigation in every jurisdiction involved (recognising the merit in obtaining specialist local advice where appropriate); and providing access to the best local advisers while providing a single point of contact for seamless, commercially relevant advice.