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.


News & insights

01 Apr 2021

Slingsby Partners Gives Well-Received Lecture at Middlesex University

Anna Bools and Philip Slingsby were invited by Middlesex University to talk to students about Intellectual Property issues facing designers. Anna and Philip talked to around 60 students on Middlesex University’s Product Design, Product Design Engineering and Design Engineering courses.

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02 Mar 2021

CIPA Webinars

Slingsby Partners’ Director of Practice Operations, Charlotte Knight, and Senior Paralegal, Emma Norris, have held three webinars for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) on formal aspects of filing patent applications at the US Patent Office.

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14 Apr 2020

Technetix V Telestre: Equivalence and "The Gillette Defence"

One of the questions that has preoccupied patent pundits since the Supreme Court first introduced a doctrine of equivalents into the UK patent system in Actavis v Eli Lilly ([2017] UKSC 48) is the fact of the so-called "Gillette Defence". Is it still a defence against patent infringement to do something which differs from the prior art only in non-patentable ways?

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"The team at Slingsby Partners lives and breathes original patent drafting … whatever the technology, the firm can handle the brief. Its client-centric approach earns it many fans: “Slingsby feels more like an extension of our business, rather than an external supplier, such is its knowledge of our products, processes and people. The team is exceptionally impressive technically and has evident enthusiasm for its work and for the success of our company."

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