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Patent Litigation Guides

Our series of patent litigation guides provide easily accessible information on navigating the legal system when conducting business in the jurisdiction.

View the patent litigation guides
Our leading lawyers explain local law and practice at key transactional stages and for crucial aspects of doing business:

Patents: filing an application and the grant procedure
Patents: initiating a lawsuit
Direct and indirect patent infringement
Defences against patent infringement


Pinsent Masons’ patent practice is one of the busiest in the UK with experts located throughout England & Scotland.

We advise on numerous cross-border transactions and litigations. Clients trust us with their most valuable intangible assets. We guide patent procurement strategies, set up joint ventures based on patent assets, advise on rights strategies and give pragmatic and commercial advice on licensing and fund-raisings backed by patent assets.

We have acted on the most high-profile, business-critical patent, competition and regulatory litigations and investigations as well as market-shifting transactions. We have advised on market access strategies for more than 100 products in the last ten years. 30 individuals are engaged in the firm’s patent practice, in key offices across the UK and Europe.We act on the highest-profile UK & EPO litigations for sector clients in the UK every year.

In 2016/17, based upon a review of the Patents Court Diary, we have been instructed on more UK patent litigation matters for clients in the Life Sciences sector than any other UK firm.

Key patent litigation clients include: Teva, Accord, Actavis, Polpharma, Magnesium Elektron and Zyxel.

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