Pinsent Masons' internationally acclaimed Intellectual Property team deals with all aspects of IP management and exploitation. Many of our team have science backgrounds in engineering, geology, physics, electronics, chemistry and biochemistry. The team’s ability to combine technical and legal expertise with sector specific knowledge ensures its position as one of the leaders in handling technically complex patent issues.
We have advised some of the world's largest companies, across a range of sectors, on patent litigation cases as highlighted below.
The following are examples of our experience:
- Representing Smith & Nephew in intellectual property litigation with 3M involving concurrent proceedings in the High Court in London and also in the European Patent Office relating to a medical devices patent
- Representing Pace in a headline case defending world-wide claims for infringement of patents relating to the main technical standards for digital compression. The claims involved 90 patent families in complex technologies
- Representing one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industry against a patent infringement claim in the UK concerning the storage and transportation of drill cuttings
- Advising Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping, in a patent infringement claim by ElectroMagnetic GeoServices AS concerning controlled source electromagnetic imaging methods to locate hydrocarbon reservoirs
We can also provide as part of a 'One Stop Shop' all services in relation to brand and design protection and enforcement in conjunction from within the team, as part of one seamless service.