Our Expertise

Beck Greener is one of the leading European and UK intellectual property (IP) firms and is proud to be one of the oldest IP firms in the world. We can help you to protect inventions, trade marks, designs and other intellectual property as we have been working with clients for over 150 years.

We draft, file and prosecute patent applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO).  Further, with the assistance of a trusted network of foreign attorneys we also file and prosecute cases around the world.

The Legal 500 UK 2022 edition describes Beck Greener as "an exceptional patent firm which delivers the best for each client, from application to potential disputes." 
 
Client research from The Legal 500 UK 2022 reveals that "Their practice is unique in that they provide a high level service from the person that actually does the work. They also have a team that has been together for a long time, which seems to say a lot about their culture. They also have the great ability to clarify issues in simple straightforward manner – this has lead to great success in obtaining EP patents. Their strengths include an in-depth knowledge of both EPO practice and the chemical arts that gives confidence that your matter is being handled in the proper fashion."  

Further client testimony states that "Beck Greener always provides an exceptional level of service, where dealing with them is a pleasure. Their system for imparting information and billing is clear, accurate and timely."

Chambers & Partners UK 2021 commented that "Beck Greener is obviously a leader in their field, a known expert in chemistry and it's reassuring that their advice and work is more than likely to lead to a successful outcome".

A client interviewed by Chambers & Partners UK said: "Beck Greener are excellent – they have understood a complex area of technology and do everything we need of them".

In addition, we also advise clients in a variety of patent disputes. Most disputes can be resolved without the need for legal proceedings.  However, the firm has qualified IP Litigators and can help our clients bring cases to court where necessary.

We work with a wide range of clients, from major multinationals, small and medium-sized business, and individual inventors.  We aim to work in partnership with you and assist you from before an application is filed, through to, and beyond, the patent being granted. We provide you with practical, commercially-focussed advice on obtaining, utilising and managing your patents effectively around the world.  Our patent team wants to understand you commercial and legal requirements so that we can bring our expertise to bear to help you solve your IP problems.

Beck Greener has an impressive and lengthy record in opposition and appeal proceedings dealing with post grant invalidity actions at the European Patent Office. Since the start of 2013, we have met our clients’ requirements in over 77% of cases before the Opposition Division and the Boards of Appeal. Our success rate in cases before the Boards of Appeal during this period has been 90%.  Two recent examples of published decisions from the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office include:-

https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/pdf/t150730eu1.pdf

https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/pdf/t150430eu1.pdf