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Rapid advances in new technologies have led to a host of unique and unprecedented challenges when protecting innovations. To stake a claim and mitigate long-term risk, you need a highly-skilled team of legal problem-solvers with extensive patent law experience and an established track record of successfully enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide.

The Gowling WLG patents team enjoys an unrivalled international reputation for industry insight and effective representation on all aspects of patent work.

From start-up innovators, universities and research institutes to multi-national corporations, our patent team works to file, commercialise and enforce patents and industrial designs in a wide range of areas. With this experience, we can help you deal with any complex issue - in a language you'll understand.

Our geographic reach enables us to co-ordinate your work through our global offices, to advise on complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and licensing.

Our award-winning team provides contentious and transactional services in Canada, the UK, Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and China, and a full suite of prosecution-related services in Canada, Russia and China. In addition, we co-ordinate our established and extensive network of associate firms to give you a truly global reach.

Responsive, dedicated, results-driven, and always client-focused, we serve as trusted advisers to the most sophisticated and exacting innovators in the world - providing protection and strategies to help achieve success.

The Unified Patent Court

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is a brand new court system for owners of European Patents and Unitary Patents (UPs). With a single judgment, the court is able to determine validity and infringement of a patent across nearly all EU member states.

Gowling WLG's award winning patent litigation team draws on its extensive experience patent litigation in the UK, Germany, France and beyond to provide clients with comprehensive guidance as to the opportunities and challenges presented by this new court system.

To find out more, visit our UPC information hub.

Our UK patents team covers:

  • Litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Licensing and transactional
  • Competition
  • Trade secrets and confidential information
  • Advice on industry standards
  • Co-ordination of and strategy for international litigation
  • Opinions on freedom to operate
  • Opinions on patentability
  • Prior art checking
  • Technology

Our patent services are backed by experience covering all technology areas, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, consumer products and energy.

Your intellectual property rights are invaluable, and Gowling WLG is the team to develop your strategy for protection, protect, enforce and defend them, thereby maximising their true value. To learn more about how we can help you do so, please contact us.