Identifying value

We apply technical, commercial and legal know-how to identify ideas that can become valuable assets for our clients.

Vision realised.

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Building understanding

We work closely with our clients to understand their individual needs - from the immediate to the long-term.

Vision realised.


Maximising returns

We deliver advice that's proven, pragmatic and focused on delivering the right outcome for each client.

Vision realised.


About us

Slingsby Partners LLP was formed with one key vision: to enable clients to more easily realise their business objectives through the use of IP - and we have brought together a team of outstanding IP professionals to achieve that goal. From start-up to established market leader - and wherever your organisation sits on the technology spectrum - we can help you generate lasting value from your ideas.

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Our Approach

Our attorneys have a long track record of working alongside remarkable businesses to help them identify, protect and manage their intellectual property. Whether running a brainstorming session to capture the innovations in a new project or supporting a client through a dispute with a competitor, our goal is to make intellectual property work for our clients. We are particularly proud that the great majority of our instructions come through recommendations from existing clients.

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News & insights

27 Mar 2023

G2/21 – Plausibility

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO have issued a decision, G 2/21, on plausibility. The Enlarged Board of Appeal has confirmed the established practice that post-published evidence may be considered to support a technical effect for inventive step. However, the technical effect must be derived from the application as filed.

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23 Feb 2023

EPO announces increase in official fees from 1 April 2023

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that the official fee schedule for European patents will be revised from 1 April 2023, resulting in an increase of around 5% on most fees.

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21 Feb 2023

Unitary patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) will go live on 1 June 2023

Germany has deposited its instrument of ratification and, as such, the Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court will go live on 1 June 2023, with the sunrise period starting on 1 March 2023.

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‘Very strong practice with fantastic technical knowledge, international coverage and commercial pragmatism.‘

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