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When asserting, defending or challenging validity, we have the team you will want to talk to.

They keep winning. In the end, that’s all that really matters.

— Legal 500 UK 2022

Pan-European coverage

With teams of patent litigators in Germany, the UK, and Sweden, EIP can service your needs in key national European patent litigation jurisdictions and before the UPC (Unified Patent Court). Its practitioners also have a tremendous experience of co-ordinating litigation in other jurisdictions, including in France through the EIP Amar alliance, should your case require this.

UPC Litigation Powerhouse

Through the EIP Amar alliance between EIP and Amar Goussu Staub, we offer coordinated litigation across the major UPC jurisdictions, including Paris and Munich. Combined with EIP’s UK offering this gives us one of the most powerful pan-European litigation offerings.

Combining litigators and attorneys

Our innovative combination of experienced specialist patent litigators and the wide variety of technical specialties of our patent attorneys provides an invaluable combination of professionals to work with you to evaluate the fine detail of your case both technically and legally.

As borne out by our long line of client successes in the court room, this combination gives EIP and its clients an invaluable tool for the early identification and preparation of the most suitable case for our clients' needs, and the progression of that case through to trial.

Award-winning practice

Our substantial multi award-winning patent litigation practice is highly successful for its clients and highly ranked in the legal directories.


They are incredibly easy to work with, responsive and strategically excellent.

— Legal 500 UK 2022

Case studies

Back-to-back trial successes

Representing clients in three back-to-back trial successes against Apple on both technical and associated non-technical issues highlighting EIP litigation team’s legal and technical skills in patent litigation against the largest of opponents.

Supreme Court victory

Securing a landmark victory in the UK Supreme Court for clients which has significant implications worldwide for licensing of intellectual property in the area of telecoms. This judgment is the culmination of 12 major trials and appeals and innumerable interim Court hearings over seven years.

About us

Our team

Our litigation specialists use their in-depth technical expertise and commercial awareness to advise clients on contentious matters.

Litigation Contact

Andrew Sharples


UK and European Patent Attorney, Solicitor

Litigation Contact

Robert Lundie Smith



Litigation Contact

Christof Höhne




Gary Moss



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