Patent Disputes

Our patent dispute resolution services are focused on achieving the best possible result for our clients whether that be through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiated settlement.

We have extensive experience litigating and arbitrating patent disputes covering all areas of technology, including telecommunications, life sciences, industrial chemicals and mechanical patents.  

Our team has handled numerous cross-border litigation cases, co-ordinating with lawyers and patent agents in each country to ensure consistent arguments and the development of a winning strategy in each location. We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box to develop strategies to assert maximum pressure, including interim injunctions, actions in unexpected jurisdictions, and tactical cancellations. 

Patent Disputes

Our team is made up of experienced patent litigators with many decades of experience as well as specialist patent attorneys or agents. Many of them have worked in the industry before their law career, helping them to understand the industrial and commercial drivers behind a dispute. A number of our team members also act as counsel or arbitrators in IP arbitrations. 

Where necessary, we also work with select counsel in jurisdictions where we do not have offices to advance the client’s strategy. 

In the past five years, we’ve filed or defended close to 2,000 IP litigation cases. These include landmark cases that have received awards from major IP organisations such as the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). 

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 to evaluate and compare IP litigation venues across China. 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.