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Patents allow companies to protect their valuable intellectual property. Eversheds Sutherland's patent practice combines the technical and legal knowledge necessary to help you develop global strategies that protect your proprietary technologies. We focus on practical and business aspects geared to your commercial objectives: maximizing protection, building assets, protecting markets and developing revenue streams for patentees, investors, licensees and business partners.

Patent law requires detailed knowledge of the scientific disciplines that make new inventions possible. The practical and technical backgrounds of our patent lawyers enable us to advise on a wide range of technologies.

Experienced patent lawyers

Our patent lawyers protect the intellectual property of many prominent global entities including some of the world’s largest life sciences research institutions, chemical companies, financial transaction providers and energy production companies.

However, our patent practice is not limited to counselling Fortune 100 companies. Our client roster extends to entrepreneurs and start-ups and we provide intellectual property counselling on products and processes from inception to marketing. Our group works closely with Eversheds Sutherland’s other practice areas to develop and execute strategies for clients seeking to enforce their rights, or who are accused of violating the rights of others.

We provide the full range of patent law services, including:
  • preparing and filing patent applications in all of the technological arts
  • prosecuting patents across the globe
  • litigating issues of ownership, licensing, validity and infringement
  • auditing technology to identify patentable subject matter, and developing strategies to protect it
  • advising on alternative methods to protect commercially valuable information
  • mapping client patents and/or competitor patents for strategic analysis
  • developing and implementing patent programs to grow and manage patent portfolios
  • performing due diligence reviews and negotiating intellectual-property-related provisions in mergers and acquisitions
  • preparing non-infringement, invalidity and clearance opinions
  • analyzing and advising with regard to infringement claims of patent-holding companies
  • drafting, negotiating and advising on technology development and acquisition or licensing

Contact our patent law team

If you would like any further information or need advice on patent law, please contact our legal team.

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