Coller IP develops strategies to realise the full value of its clients’ intangible assets.
According to our clients’ requirements we identify opportunities for licensing IP, for in-licensing technologies and prepare a strong platform for commercial exploitation of technologies and concepts.
Sometimes, however our clients find themselves in dispute. The dispute might arise with an already familiar competitor, partner, client, investor or supplier; it might be raised directly by an unknown third party or sometimes there may be a case filed with a national IP office or court in the UK or abroad.
We have significant experience of avoiding disputes by careful structuring of IP applications and terms for contractor, employee and licensing agreements. Our commercialisation and legal teams consider technical and market details, as well as legal and value issues critical to successful future trading. We much prefer to keep our clients out of court where possible and so prepare them carefully and well in advance for any contentious matters that might arise, by paying good attention to detail to the terms of IP and commercial agreements and their communication.
However, we can still help new clients who have not benefited from this proactive advice or still find themselves locked in dispute with another party. This might be concerning ownership, commercial, patent, trademark, design right or other IP prosecution matters. In these circumstances, our own experienced patent attorneys will advise and work in collaboration with external counsel, technical experts and our established network of lawyers to find an appropriate and cost effective solution. Where appropriate they can deal directly with matters at the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office.
In Coller IP our attorneys draw upon many years of experience of dealing with complex issues and proceedings gained from working as in-house counsel for large organisations. They apply this expertise to allow clients of all sizes to focus on continuing operations during the potential distractions of dealing with ongoing disputes.
In preparing for negotiations, we can provide opinions and place a value on IP portfolios and provide benchmarks for appropriate and comparator royalty rates, giving clients reassurance of the effectiveness of a negotiated deal if one is available.
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