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Patents & innovation

Our patents and innovation team is recognised as one of the best in Europe. We work with the largest, most technology-rich, and inventive companies in the world. From startups to multinationals, our knowledge spans the technology, life sciences, telecoms, electronics and software sectors, chemicals as well as automotive.

We know it's important to keep you ahead of local and international patent developments, and will ensure your invention and ingenuity is protected. Our lawyers have a stellar reputation for high-value patent litigation, patent licensing, R&D collaborations and resolving contractual disputes involving such commercial relationships. In fact, many of our lawyers have inhouse expertise and various technical degrees.

Because we have a deep understanding of patent regimes in all key international jurisdictions, we can design global patent strategies that will maximise the value of your IP across borders.

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Brands & advertising

We're confused! How the General Court decides when trade marks are (and aren't) confusingly similar

9 March 2021
Briefing

by Louise Popple

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Corporate/M&A & capital markets

Advising WuXi AppTec on acquisition of OXGENE to strengthen cell and gene therapy service

4 March 2021

by multiple authors

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Private equity

Advising Rutland Partners on JSM Group investment

26 February 2021

by multiple authors

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Brands & advertising

Much ado about ballet shoes – important designs case on copying

3 February 2021
Briefing

by Nina Goodyear

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Our team

Please feel free to contact any of the people listed here for more information about our capabilities and their expertise. You can also search for a particular individual or see the whole team by using our people finder.

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Download: media & tech law

Providing insight, guidance and debate on key developments in the media and technology sectors, and the legal implications for businesses.

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Synapse

Synapse is our thought leadership microsite, connecting you with news and analysis on legal and commercial issues in the life sciences.

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Global data hub

Our data protection microsite, is a one-stop shop for up-to-date, international information on data privacy law, offering practical insights, thought leadership and guidance on data protection law. All content on the Hub is available for free and receives over 30,000 visitors a month. We have added a wealth of GDPR-specific articles and a number of GDPR checklists supported by a bank of virtual learning webinars to help clients with their preparations for implementation.

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Global data protection guide

The Guide spans more than 60 countries and takes the form of an interactive online map, which clients can use to compare national data protection laws in multiple jurisdictions. 

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TW: Cyber Response

Our data breach mobile app helps organisations prepare for and respond to data breaches. Organisations will face potential multi-million pound fines for data breaches after 25 May 2018.  TW:Cyber Response provides practical assistance to help clients prepare for and manage breaches as effectively as possible, to minimise their exposure to regulatory action, litigation risk, and reputational damage. The app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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Patent map

Our patent map is a unique online interactive tool which compares the patent litigation regimes across Europe.

It allows the user to select countries in Europe and instantly get answers to the key questions about the law and practice for patent litigation in each country.

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