Identifying value

We apply technical, commercial and legal know-how to identify ideas that can become valuable assets for our clients.

Vision realised.

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Building understanding

We work closely with our clients to understand their individual needs - from the immediate to the long-term.

Vision realised.


Maximising returns

We deliver advice that's proven, pragmatic and focused on delivering the right outcome for each client.

Vision realised.


About us

Slingsby Partners LLP was formed with one key vision: to enable clients to more easily realise their business objectives through the use of IP - and we have brought together a team of outstanding IP professionals to achieve that goal. From start-up to established market leader - and wherever your organisation sits on the technology spectrum - we can help you generate lasting value from your ideas.

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Our Approach

Our attorneys have a long track record of working alongside remarkable businesses to help them identify, protect and manage their intellectual property. Whether running a brainstorming session to capture the innovations in a new project or supporting a client through a dispute with a competitor, our goal is to make intellectual property work for our clients. We are particularly proud that the great majority of our instructions come through recommendations from existing clients.


News & insights

18 Jan 2022

Is this the end to AI as an inventor?

The EPO Legal Board of Appeal recently issued its decision in the appeal in the DABUS cases (J8/20 and 9/20) and confirmed the earlier decisions from the Receiving section of the EPO, meaning that the two EP applications have been refused.

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07 Dec 2021

English Courts continue to exercise jurisdiction over global FRAND cases

In August 2020 the Supreme Court affirmed the UK courts’ jurisdiction to determine global FRAND licences in Standard Essential Patent cases (Unwired Planet v Huawei, and Conversant v Huawei & ZTE). The Supreme Court did not claim that that jurisdiction was an exclusive one.

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05 Nov 2021

Slingsby Partners Recommended by The Legal 500

We are delighted to be listed as one of the UK’s leading patent firms in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500.

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Slingsby Partners is a prosecution boutique whose sole focus is on patents. Superb at drafting bespoke applications to fit any engineering, electronic or physical sciences invention, it eschews a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach in favour of targeted, commercially sensitive advice. As one client says: “The firm’s technical understanding is extremely high, and it is extremely efficient – the best patent attorney firm I have worked with in my career."

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