Identifying value

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

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Building understanding

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

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Maximising returns

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

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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 Apr 2020

Technetix V Telestre: Equivalence and "The Gillette Defence"

One of the questions that has preoccupied patent pundits since the Supreme Court first introduced a doctrine of equivalents into the UK patent system in Actavis v Eli Lilly ([2017] UKSC 48) is the fact of the so-called "Gillette Defence". Is it still a defence against patent infringement to do something which differs from the prior art only in non-patentable ways?

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14 Apr 2020

Regen V Estar: Applying Actavis To Numerical Limitations

The Supreme Court introduced a doctrine of equivalents into the UK patent infringement system for the first time in Actavis v Eli Lilly ([2017] UKSC 48). Regen v Estar ([2019] EWHC 63) applied this new approach to a claimed numerical limitation.

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14 Apr 2020

Amazon sets up simple patent infringement system

Amazon has introduced a trial system to combat patent infringement on its platform. A patentee who believes that a product for sale on the Amazon Marketplace infringes its patent can request an evaluation by paying a deposit of $4000.

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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."

IAM Patent 1000

2019

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