Patent Oppositions & Appeals
Our attorneys have acquired a formidable reputation for success and have become the first choice in Europe for many of the worlds leading companies.
Patent rights in thirty or more countries can often be at stake
in European patent opposition cases. The technical and legal issues involved in
such cases are often extremely complex and the practices of the Opposition
Divisions and Boards of Appeal are changing constantly. Constructing a written
case and presenting arguments successfully at a final oral hearing in opposition
cases can be an immense challenge. That is where our opposition experience
We are currently handling over 250 pending opposition and appeal cases covering all areas of technology, and we have handled a huge number of such cases over the years. We have successfully attacked or defended some of the most valuable European patents in a variety of technological areas.
We can also boast two of fewer than 100 patent attorneys who are permitted to act as patent litigators in the UK.
Often we have co-ordinated our European opposition strategy with litigation strategy in other jurisdictions to obtain success for our clients in terms of a beneficial settlement or final decision of the relevant national court or other tribunal.