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We advise clients on both contentious and non-contentious patent matters in a wide range of industry sectors.


  • Patent Litigation

Whether enforcing your patents against others or defending you against claims of patent infringement, Holmes has the experience to help you succeed. Effectively and strategically prosecuting patents is critical to business, especially for innovative companies. Success may depend on protecting unique technology and revenue streams, while at the same time advancing patents to increase the likelihood, they would successfully survive litigation in the future. We advise on patent application drafting and prosecution as well as patent litigation and licensing. We focus on strategic prosecution – the art of obtaining truly significant and enforceable claims issued at the least expense. Holmes has deep, long relationships with a network of firms around the world with whom we coordinate strategy, filings and prosecution.

  • Strategic patent counselling 

As intellectual property becomes increasingly vital to innovative businesses, progressive companies and research institutions are beginning to take a strategic look at their IP portfolios to identify where they have strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for additional revenue. Engaging experienced counsel on strategic patent portfolio analysis has become essential to clients who want to maximize their revenue-generating opportunities. As part of our counselling activities, we regularly advise on patentability, validity and freedom to operate issues, provide opinions, conduct due diligence and address other issues connected with corporate mergers and acquisitions, and handle litigation support.