Litigation

Assessing risk, setting strategy and taking the lead on some of the most complex, novel or business-critical cases around the world.

Patent litigation

Patent litigation

Our patent litigation practice combines technical expertise covering all the major scientific and engineering disciplines, with an unrivalled depth and breadth of litigation experience.

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Brands, designs & copyright

Brands, designs & copyright

Our brands team have extensive experience in protecting brands, designs, copyrights, databases, domain names and related rights, and work closely with clients across a range of industry sectors.

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Commercial & technology

Commercial & technology

Our commercial & technology disputes team are not only known for their ability to get to grips with demanding and technically difficult disputes, but have worked on some of the largest cases in technology, life sciences and intellectual property.

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Competition litigation

Competition litigation

Our competition team have long experience in disputes, whether in making or defending claims for damages, dealing with competition law defences to IP infringement claims or handling appeals from regulatory decisions.

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Data breaches and cyber security

Data breaches and cyber security

Our highly experienced data protection team can assist with the immediate response and containment of a security incident, notifying authorities, as well the longer-term impact, including any follow on litigation.

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SEP/FRAND disputes

SEP/FRAND disputes

With our leading high-tech patent litigation and competition law practices, and over a decade’s experience in leading cases, we are uniquely placed to advise both patent owners and implementers alike.

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Media disputes

Media disputes

We advise media and technology companies on disputes relating to published content. Our team comprises of experts with a passion for media law and the experience to back it up.

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Judicial review

Judicial review

We have long experience in representing clients in judicial review proceedings (or preliminary matters) related to decisions from virtually all regulatory bodies relevant to the life sciences sector in domestic and European contexts.

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What others say

“Bristows is one of the most potent and respected IP outfits in the United Kingdom, with a whopping 12 partners dedicated purely to patent litigation.”

IAM Patent 1000 2020

“Noted for particular strength in IP litigation and the licensing of telecoms SEPs.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“We are very happy with their work – they are of course strong on the legal side but they also have great insight into the tech sector.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“They’re very friendly and flexible, and they offer something close to an in-house service. They’re very comfortable with our internal team, they have a good level of expertise and they deliver very reliable, good-quality work.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“particular prowess in the digital media and technology space”

Chambers and Partners 2020

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