Our IP litigators are legal, technical, and litigation management experts with experience before first instance, appellate and supreme courts – including the CJEU, the highest court in the EU.
Our litigators, technical specialists in their own right, work directly with EIP’s patent attorneys – who bring further in-depth technical focus and analysis to each patent case.
This rare union of patent professions – in one firm, under one roof – gives EIP Legal an invaluable know-how boost for the preparation of patent actions. It allows us to handle disputes of any size across all areas of technology – faster, more comprehensively, and more efficiently than traditional law firms.
Our litigators also work with EIP’s design and trademark attorneys, engaging their specialist insight to enhance our design and brand litigation.
Managing the multiple rules, procedures and language issues associated with multi-jurisdictional litigation – or litigation outside a home territory – can be an onerous, distracting task for any litigant.
With offices in the UK and Germany, and a wealth of experience managing wider litigation for clients, EIP Legal can relieve its clients of that burden.
Supplementing our management role, and tailored to the needs of each jurisdiction in issue, we can also provide our clients' wider legal teams with comprehensive validity and infringement analyses to secure a single cohesive global case.
The UK and Germany are natural European focal points for IP litigation, due to the relatively short time to trial and the global respect paid to their IP courts.
Differences in their court procedures and timings of patent validity and infringement hearings also naturally align the UK and Germany as parallel jurisdictions for European patent litigation.
Our presence in London and Düsseldorf means we can offer clients seamless and co-ordinated coverage in these key jurisdictions.
An in-house search team using proprietary software to provide vital validity assessments for litigation.
Whether enforcing IP rights or defending infringement allegations, high quality and speed are crucial.
Our litigators are supported by specialist, technically-expert, in-house patent searchers, using powerful proprietary software designed alongside our patent attorneys.
This allows our litigators to provide clients with detailed, well-researched validity and infringement analyses even in extremely technical and specialised areas of patent litigation, more efficiently than could be achieved while co-ordinating between multiple firms.
It means our litigators can very quickly, and comprehensively, road-test patents prior to assertion, and unearth that killer piece of prior art in time for invalidity suits.
Search also supports design right litigation, particularly in the context of validity analysis of asserted rights.