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.

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News & insights

14 Jul 2022

Appeal Oral Proceedings by Video Conference

The EPO has reaffirmed that Appeal Board oral proceedings can be held by videoconference despite disagreement from one or both parties during a general emergency. This still appears to be considered a temporary measure until restrictions that have arisen due to the pandemic fully subside.

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13 Jul 2022

Slingsby Partners recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 2022

Slingsby Partners LLP is pleased to announce that we have been recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 2022 for UK patent prosecution. The IAM Patent 1000 2022 has the following to say about the firm:

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12 Jul 2022

Excluded subject matter at the UK IPO: tips for succeeding in an ex-parte hearing

Last year the UK IPO conducted 56 ex-parte hearings on excluded subject-matter. Only five were decided in favour of the patentee. Slingsby Partners handled three of those successful five – a 100% success rate for our firm. Here we distil the lessons that we learnt from those hearings.

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Slingsby wasn’t the first law firm I contacted – but it has been the last.” “Its attorneys are all very well versed in our technology and provide astute advice. We trust them to know what we want and to support us in achieving that.”

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