Bristows has unparalleled legal knowledge and experience of patent disputes and a strong practice in commercial agreements.
The majority of Bristows' IP lawyers also have scientific and technology backgrounds, including physics, engineering, electronics, and computer sciences.
We have a 175 year history of acting in landmark patent cases at the forefront of the development of patent law. Today, our cases involve technologies ranging from aerodynamics and control systems through to telecoms, genetic engineering and data connectivity.
We have considerable experience of large multi-national patent disputes including Samsung v Apple (for Samsung), Unwired Planet v Google, Samsung and Huawei (for Google and Samsung), Rolls Royce v Pratt & Whitney (for Pratt & Whitney), and Siemens v Wobben (for Siemens). As well as representing clients before the specialist and higher courts in the UK and in arbitration, we regularly appear before the European Patent Office and coordinate international cases, working with and often supervising local lawyers in jurisdictions worldwide.
There are few major IP law firms around the world with whom we have not worked. Bristows also has teams dealing with data protection, copyright and digital media, brands, regulatory, corporate/M&A, real estate and employment.