The material elsewhere on this site suggests a special expertise in litigation. And that's true. Avidity IP includes certified litigators amongst the Directors and a wealth of experience in dealing with UK and foreign jurisdiction litigation advice.
Our litigation team has experience in the Patents County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal in the UK. But this experience is blended with litigation experience in a number of other countries — with the French, Dutch, German and other courts of continental Europe uppermost.
At any one time over the last 5 years, we have had active litigation cases for clients in multiple jurisdictions.
Attacking patents and defending them in "the arena" of courts of law is an important activity for us in its own right. But its value is much greater.
In short, it teaches us how to write patents which better resist challenge. This is just as well as some of the patents we handle have values in £100M's.
In general, we have worked on UK litigation with UK barristers, in most cases with specialist large firms of solicitors leading or assisting with the litigation. In many cases, the litigation has involved parallel EPO opposition:
- Recently carried out a survey for a client of all European jurisdictions with respect to law and judicial practice on damages assessment.
- Currently at strategic planning stage for litigation on behalf of a client against multiple infringers in multiple European jurisdictions.
- Currently advising client on trade mark infringement suit just served in the United States simultaneously with cancellation proceedings.
- Currently advising different client on infringement of its mark in Poland.