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Slingsby Partners LLP

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We insist on understanding your business before we provide advice

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We insist on understanding your business before we provide advice
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Patents can be used in many ways: to build the value of a business, to maintain exclusivity in your technology and to help defend against threats from competitors. That's why each of our attorneys will take the time to get to know you and your business objectives before providing you with advice.

Our recommendations will be clear and tailored to your circumstances. If you are looking to build up a patent portfolio we can advise you how to extract the maximum value or where best to focus resources. We will make sure that costs are manageable and within budget. And if your business is growing we can show you how to manage the patenting process to defer costs until your products are generating income.

Technology

One of the UK's strongest IT patent teams

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One of the UK's strongest IT patent teams
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Our attorneys have real expertise in a vast range of technical areas including automotive, materials, medical devices and general engineering.

Our great strength is in electronics, software and telecoms. We have one of the strongest IT patent teams in the UK, with many years of experience in providing a complete range of services from patent drafting and filing to negotiating a settlement in business-threatening litigation.

All our attorneys are science graduates, with a passion for technology that means we'll quickly understand your inventions without you needing to spend time teaching us the basics.

Patent litigation services

Unrivalled expertise in technical dispute advice

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Unrivalled expertise in technical dispute advice
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We have helped many European companies to defend against and resolve patent litigation, particularly in the US. We know the legal and commercial strategies that can turn the tables on non-practising entities and patent licensing organisations, and at the right time we can step in to help you negotiate a favourable settlement. Our specialist technical knowledge and network of contacts with searchers, academics and industry experts enables us to find invaluable prior art that can help to invalidate problematic patents.

With a combination of deep technical and legal expertise we can bridge the gaps between your engineers and patent litigation attorneys, making sure that the specialist technical knowledge you already have gets used in the best possible way.

Building your patent portfolio

Getting you the best protection

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Getting you the best protection
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We specialise in working with innovative companies to develop the very best protection for their inventions.

By getting to know each invention in detail before we start drafting a patent application we can make sure that we will be building the best possible foundation for broad protection. And we want to continue to work with you as the application progresses to make sure that it stays closely tied to your business objectives.

We can work with you from the start of a major project to put in place processes for invention capture and assessment, engineer training in intellectual property and even inventor reward schemes; and we can advise you on how to take advantage of tax incentives such as R & D tax credits and the patent box.