Protecting technical inventions through a thorough understanding of the inventive technology and the commercial strategy of the business.
We are very aware of the need to translate every possible aspect of our client's ingenuity into a protectable right. To this end, we aim to work closely with the inventor towards a common goal, and adopt a pro-active role in developing a complete understanding of the invention and its alternatives.
As scientists with various academic specialities, our team of patent attorneys has a thorough experience of a wide range of technologies. Through many years of practicing before the UK Patent Office, the European Patent Office, and Patent Offices in other countries, we have a first hand knowledge of how to prepare patent specifications and surmount the various obstacles that may be raised before a patent is granted.
As patent attorneys trained in the various aspects of patent law, we also advise on both the offensive and defensive legal aspects of patents, including conducting clearance searches, assessing infringement and validity, and litigating before the Courts.
What you need to know about Brexit and patents Paul Williams and Michael Szlesinger write for IAM09 December 2020
In this article for IAM, Paul Williams and Michael Szlesinger outline some changes that patent applicants and practitioners have to look forward to in the new year.
Will the EU’s SPC manufacturing waiver weaken European pharma’s IP? Paul Williams writes for Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review29 May 2020
Despite dire warnings by the US Chamber of Commerce, the impact of the EU’s SPC waiver won’t be known for years, writes Paul Williams.
EPO and EUIPO extend deadlines in response to COVID-19 pandemic03 April 2020
As you will have seen, governments across Europe have issued a range of recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Patents and your business30 January 2020
Whilst patents have always been a key asset for many businesses, increasingly more of our clients are realising that this form of IP provides opportunities for both commercial success and keeping competitors at bay.
UK and EU Registered Designs31 July 2019
What can be protected by a registered design right?
Trade Mark Management31 July 2019
Lewis Silkin has acknowledged IP expertise across many fields including brand protection and management; advertising, technology, media and entertainment, sports, data and litigation. With over 50 IP lawyers, trade mark attorneys and specialist support staff we work with a wide range of both national and international clients. Our trade mark team is one of the UK’s best, managing global IP portfolios for many household names.