Unrivalled experience, extensive networks, cohesive approach
Patents are vital to the protection of technological innovation. Whether you are in an established or emerging industry, we match a dedicated team with superb, specialist knowledge in your area. We are highly experienced in dealing with contentious proceedings before the European Patent Office. It is a rare week when at least one of our partners or senior associates is not arguing a case in a hearing before an Opposition Division or Board of Appeal.
With first-class patent attorneys and seasoned top-tier litigators under one roof, our combined experience provides an unmatched service in revocation or infringement actions in any of the available forums, from the UKIPO to the Supreme Court. This knowledge and experience of the sharp end of a patent dispute cultivates an awareness of the pitfalls that await the unwary earlier in a patent’s lifetime, and translates into unrivalled experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
Another of the firm’s strengths is strategic IP management, whether for a single patent family or for an entire patent portfolio. We engage in all aspects of patent practice worldwide in collaboration with our extensive network of local attorneys, particularly in key territories such as the US, China, Japan and South Korea. Naturally, we also advise on assignments, licences and freedom-to-operate issues and we have extensive experience in assisting the due diligence process.
Meet the Patent team
Johnson & Johnson v AbbVie Inc.
Carpmaels & Ransford successfully revoked AbbVie’s European patent covering IL-12 antibodies at the European Patent Office. At the same time, we coordinated parallel opposition in relation to Stelara®, a US$1.5bn monoclonal antibody used to treat plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.