Corporates

Do you have the support you need?

Intellectual property is central to the operations of your corporation.  As such, it is imperative that you work with IP attorneys that have the necessary scale, flexibility, breadth of experience and technical skill, to help you realise your commercial objectives.

We believe that as an in-house attorney or IP manager, you need to have confidence that your external counsel understands your business, commercial objectives, internal culture, team structure and preferred ways of working; and be certain that you can trust them to communicate openly and constructively with you.

When assessing your current IP support, it is important to assess what cost certainty you have. Is your current provider’s fee structure transparent? Are you happy with their current invoicing procedures? Are their invoices easily understandable? We believe transparency and clear communication is key when it comes to budget management.

Having the flexibility and technical know-how to integrate IT systems and operational procedures between busineses is a cornerstone of an effective working relationship. We staunchly believe that IT systems should be leveraged to maximise efficiency and save you time and money.

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How can we help support your in-house IP function?

We act for some some of the largest European patent filers in the world and have the scale required to handle hundreds of new cases annually. No matter your industry, our cross-disciplinary teams have the ideal combination of legal, technical and commercial expertise that will deliver the results you are looking for.

We understand you work to tight deadlines – so do we. Having a safe pair of hands you know you can depend on when the pressure is on is vital. We have committed response times and issue immediate acknowledgement of your instructions. We pride ourselves on our rapid response times when reporting office actions, and our immediate reporting and invoicing of new applications with filing details. Our scope allows us to handle same day filings when necessary.

Cost certainty and billing transparency is essential. We have a transparent, standardised fee structure that you can rely on when forecasting your budgets. We also offer alternative fee structures that can be designed in collaboration with you to suit your budgetary requirements.

We understand that you cannot afford to be caught off guard when receiving an invoice, or waste time trying to understand what it relates to. We make it as easy as possible for our clients by aligning billing to their internal procedures, be that invoicing on a milestone, monthly, consolidated or adhoc basis; and ensure our invoices include the level of detail they require. We accept multi-currency payments and are able to integrate with all major e-billing systems, such as Serengeti and Ledes, with ease.

We invest significantly into our IT systems to ensure we remain market leaders. Likewise, we pride ourselves on our operational excellence. These characteristics, along with our extensive experience, allow us to manage the transfer of large portfolios from other agents with ease.

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Why work with us?

We take the time to understand your business and its commercial objectives. Many of our attorneys have experience working in major multinational corporations and understand the internal pressures those working in-house are under.

Our teams are led by hands-on partners, so you can be assured we have sufficient senior leadership on the ground to oversee your cases.

We have one of the most experienced and active patent opposition practices in Europe, and have an enviable reputation to show for it. Our opposition practice has consistently outperformed the industry average set by all other firms operating within the European market. Our opposition practice’s in-depth knowledge of EP oppositions is disseminated throughout our firm and is used to inform our prosecution strategy. We deliver higher quality patent applications on our clients behalf as a result.

To ensure we continue to meet and exceed your exacting standards, we employ an independent research agency to conduct client service reviews on our behalf, at no cost to you. These reviews are used to identify areas where we can add additional value to your business and ensure our

We can provide training support for your in-house function by delivering CIPA courses and paralegal training, all of which counts towards their CPD.

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What next?

If you would like to discuss how we can support your in-house IP function please complete the enquiry form below and we will be in touch within one working day. Alternatively, you can email us directly at gje@gje.com, or call us on +44 (0)20 7655 8500. We look forward to hearing from you.

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