Patents

Waterfront Solicitors is a leading firm of patent lawyers based in London. Patent related services that we offer include:

  • Conduct of patent litigation in the English Courts, including in the High Court, Patents Court and IPEC (including groundless threats proceedings)
  • Assisting in the negotiation and drafting of patent assignments and licences
  • Acting for parties and witnesses making or resisting English Court Orders pursuant to Hague Convention Letters of Request in support of patent litigation taking place outside the UK

We generally do not offer patent drafting and prosecution services but work with specialist patent attorneys when those services are required.

Our particular strength is patent litigation. Our team have acted on a wide range of patent disputes across a number of industry sectors, but have particular experience of dealing with disputes in the engineering, electrical,  consumer goods, software and agrochemical sectors.

We have the skills and experience to conduct all forms of patent litigation – from multi-million pound patent claims in the High Court to more modest (although often commercially vital) patent claims in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. We are particularly proud of our track record helping SMEs successfully resist patent infringement claims brought by much larger entities.

Specialist Intellectual Property Team

Recent Work

  • Successfully acting for an Austrian agrochemical products producer in respect of various patent related matters including High Court litigation brought by a Chinese conglomerate culminating in a 4 week trial.
  • Acting for a consumer products supplier defending claims of patent infringement in relation to a child’s toy.
  • Acting for a Swiss company in an High Court dispute as to entitlement to the proceeds of patent infringement proceedings in England and elsewhere.
  • Acting for a patentee in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) concerning infringing hydroponic equipment in the horticultural industry.
  • Acting for an Indian generic agrochemical producer in respect of High Court proceedings with a German based multi-national chemical company.
  • Acting for one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of compatible inkjet cartridges in High Court proceedings brought by a Japanese conglomerate.
  • Successfully bringing unjustified patent infringement proceedings in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court on behalf of a number of clients, including a manufacturer and distributor of professional hair care products, a Chinese manufacturer of golfing equipment and a distributor of consumer electronics products.
  • Acting for witness summoned to give evidence under English Court orders in support of a multi-million dollar US telecoms patent litigation.
For a free, no obligation conversation with a solicitor contact us.

020 7234 0200

020 7234 0200

contact@waterfront.law