8 Jul 2021

Slingsby Partners Ranked as a Leading UK Patent Firm by the IAM Patent 1000

We are delighted that we have again been listed by the IAM Patent 1000. The IAM Patent 1000 sets out to be the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise. To arrive at the 2021 rankings, IAM undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions.

In this year’s write up, Slingsby Partners is described as being “on a stellar upwards trajectory”. Philip Slingsby, Paul Roberts, David King and Stephen Turner are singled out for particular praise, with Paul standing out for his “enthusiasm, sharpness of mind and exemplary communication skills” and Stephen praised for his “invaluable ability to grasp technical concepts and get to the core value of an invention quickly”. Our inclusion is a reflection of the work everyone does across the firm: So well done everyone!


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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