Post-Grant Proceedings

Our approach will put you in the strongest position


Post-Grant Proceedings

Tactical advice

We recognise that the validity of a key patent is often of the utmost concern. We excel in providing tactical advice and expert help in respect of such rights to promote your interests at all times.

Taking the initiative for you

Sometimes a competitor patent will represent a threat or block to progress and its revocation or amendment is necessary. In the case of a European patent, this can be achieved through the use of the Opposition procedure at the European Patent Office which allows the validity of granted European patents to be challenged centrally. In preparing and filing such an Opposition, our attorneys will determine the commercial relevance of the patent, any perceived weaknesses and then advise on a suitable strategy for achieving a successful outcome.

Defending your patents

Conversely, third parties may from time to time initiate Revocation or Opposition proceedings in an attempt to revoke or amend a patent that belongs to you. In these circumstances, our attorneys will analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the third party’s arguments to help defend your patent.

Our extensive experience reaps rewards

Our attorneys have considerable experience in reviewing and preparing Oppositions and responses, including representing clients in multi-opponent proceedings. We can help provide scientific evidence, expert witness statements, prior art searching strategies and compelling legal arguments based on the most up-to-date case law.


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We have a reputation for excellence, deep sector experience and a passion for meeting the business goals of our clients. Contact us today to discuss how we can help your organisation.

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