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.

As noted in The Legal 500 UK "Beck Greener LLP shoulders an especially heavy caseload for pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences clients, but is also very experienced in the prosecution of patents from the engineering, manufacturing, technology and telecoms sectors."  

A client interviewed by Chambers & Partners UK said: "Beck Greener LLP 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

As noted in The Legal 500 UK "Beck Greener has patent team of 'genuine problem solvers', and that the firm is 'very responsive' and provides excellent guidance as to the subtleties of EPO practice.'  The firm has particular strength in chemistry and technology and provides 'excellent service with personal attention from highly experienced partners and attorneys.'"