Patent Disputes

Our dispute resolution services include evidence of use collection and analysis, oppositions and revocation proceedings, as well as freedom to operate advice and, where necessary, enforcement, ADR and, as a last resort, litigation.

Our priority is to help you reach amicable solutions with third parties and so prevent expensive patent litigation.

We’ve frequently worked on parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions too, co-ordinating specialists in each country to ensure consistent arguments and the development of a winning strategy.

Enforcement, ADR and Litigation

Sometimes legal proceedings are unavoidable and, in these cases, you have the assurance that our patent lawyers are widely recognised as leaders in their field. 

They have extensive patent litigation and arbitration experience in the UK and Asia, particularly Thailand and China. And they cover a wide range of sectors, with specific expertise in the Life Sciences and TMT industries.

At Rouse, you’ll have access to a single, global team. This means that your global litigation concerns are addressed effectively and that you benefit from the team's holistic approach. Our patent litigation experience informs future filing strategies, for example, while also helping in tactical oppositions and other office actions. Our team includes specialist patent attorneys and patent litigators, many of whom worked in industry before their law career, and this helps us take a practical and informed approach.  

In the past five years, we’ve filed nearly 1,000 IP litigation cases. These include landmark cases that have received awards from major IP organisations such as the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in China. 

We’re also renowned for our innovative services such as CIELA (China IP Litigation Analysis – www.ciela.cn - a unique litigation analysis tool that enables IP owners and their counsel to evaluate and compare IP litigation venues across China. Featuring a free-to-use web service, CIELA provides statistics on IP rulings from across China, or with a focus on specific courts. The system covers all major IP courts in China, with data coming from more than 17,100 IP judgments made at 98 IP courts in 35 mainland cities.