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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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UK government launches consultation on future exhaustion of rights regime

16 June 2021
Briefing

by Louise Popple

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The Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) and Unitary Patents

7 June 2021
In-depth analysis

by multiple authors

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Compulsory licensing in Germany – the coronavirus crisis and beyond

1 June 2021
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by Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M.

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Information technology

Will the patent waiver proposal really help third world countries?

28 May 2021
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by Zoltán Novák, Ph.D. and Petra Knall

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The economy is digitizing at a rapid pace. Products, services and processes that were once flights of fancy are now possible. Are our current legal structures fit for purpose - or is digitization overtaking the law? On our PlugIn platform, we write about our possible digital future.

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From business plan to liquidity - legal guidance for tech companies

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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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