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In today's world, Intellectual Property rights in general, and patents in particular, are becoming increasingly important to the future success of a business. This is especially true in the areas of Life sciences, Technology, Telecommunications, IT / Software and new media. Fieldfisher's patent law experts develop long-term strategies, design and negotiate contracts to protect their clients' patents.

Our patents team has substantial industry-focused expertise across a wide-range of industry sectors including Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, High Tech, Telecommunications Engineering and Consumer goods, to assist clients in identifying, capturing, protecting and exploiting their innovations.

The services we provide include

  • Enforcing patents in and out of court
  • Challenges to third-party patents and utility models including nullity actions, cancellation proceedings and opposition proceedings
  • Patent validity, infringement clearance searches and freedom to operate opinions
  • Developing and implementing international patent litigation strategies
  • Patent entitlement cases
  • Cases on employee’s remuneration for patented inventions
  • Portfolio evaluations and due diligence
  • Mediation and arbitration proceedings
  • All types of technology transfer agreements, including manufacturing, research and development agreements