We provide clients from all technical industries with the full breadth of patent services. To learn more about the tailored support we provide, follow the links below.
Filing and Prosecution
When a good idea is harnessed, it can transform your business. Having the right IP advisors to assist with patent filing will ensure you leverage the legal protection available.
Filing and prosecution
Infringement/Freedom to Operate
Enforcing your patent or navigating around a competitor's rights can be complex. We'll provide clear advice to help your business flourish.
If another company’s patent is standing in your way or yours has been opposed, we'll make sure all is not lost.
Our team has years of experience in challenging or defending the validity of a patent at the highest courts.
We'll take the stress out of managing renewal fee payments, so you are always covered.
Third Party Observations
We can help you intervene early to stop your competitor's patent application from granting.
Supplementary Protection Certificates
Extend the period of protection for your drug after the patent has expired, to gain the benefit at every stage of your product’s life cycle.
Plant Variety Rights
Protect your new plant variety with us and you’ll safeguard your assets and the future of your business.
Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent
Streamline infringement and validity disputes across different EU member states.
Meet the patents team
Get to know our patent professionals by following the links below.View full team
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer free consultations?
We can offer a complimentary initial discussion with one of our experts to explore your new idea. After the discussion, we’ll then advise you on whether we can help you progress your idea and the next steps we need to take.
Can I patent my invention?
If it is new and inventive then maybe. Get in touch and we’ll explore this question with you.
I need help identifying and protecting my IP, where do I start?
Get in touch, so we can better understand your situation and how we may be able to help.
How much does it cost to obtain a patent?
To answer this question, we need to know more about your invention, the reason for filing a patent, where you are seeking protection and the existing technological landscape.
How long does it take to obtain a patent?
This depends on several factors including where the patent application is filed, whether action is taken to accelerate it, and the nature of any objections raised by the patent office. Most applications will take in the region of 3-6 years, but this will depend on many considerations.
Who do I speak to about my patent question?
If you are new to GJE, please pop your question in the contact form below and we’ll get the right person to look at it. Alternatively, you can browse the sector-specific and people sections of our website to get in touch with one of us directly.
Can you assist us with infringement proceedings before the courts?
We have experience in supporting litigation in the UK and abroad, working with top quality IP counsel.
When should I get in touch with you regarding my new idea?
The best time is typically once the idea has been sufficiently developed so that you understand how to implement it (turn it into a reality) but before it has been publicly disclosed (communicated to others outside of any expressed or implied confidentiality). It is vital that any patent application you decide to pursue is filed before you disclose your idea in a non-confidential manner.
Get in touch
If you are an ambitious business and you need an IP service provider that can understand and help you achieve your commercial objectives, then we want to work with you.
Complete this enquiry form and one of our specialists will be in touch within one working day. Alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0)20 7655 8500. We look forward to hearing from you.