Gill Jennings & Every has an experienced team in the area of UK patent litigation. National patent revocation procedures are much rarer than EPO oppositions and require particular strategic skill in addition to proficiency in the legal argumentation necessary for a revocation action.
At GJE, we have experience of challenging and defending the validity of UK patents in the Chancery Division of the High Court and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. As a cheaper and quicker alternative we can represent you in proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office. These include both full revocation proceedings, and even more economical validity opinions.
There is no “one size fits all” approach for national patent litigation. Knowing this, at GJE we take the time to understand your commercial goals and those of the other side, to guide you through the process and to decide with you on the best strategy to carry out or to defend a national revocation action. From a high-level perspective, we will discuss with you whether national revocation proceedings are appropriate as a first course of action, and if they are then we will discuss with you which forum to choose. At the same time, we will bring our technical and legal expertise to meticulously build up the case for you, working closely with your own experts.
Finally, when a national revocation action reaches a hearing, you can rely on GJE’s extensive experience in oral advocacy to present a robust case.