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Granted patents provide their owners with an important right which can be employed in a variety of commercial scenarios in which the questions of infringement and validity will be considered. In the UK, such questions will often be determined in litigation in either the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court or the Patents Court of the High Court. Each WP Thompson partner has a right of conduct and audience in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in his or her respective field. Within the patent team there is also a wealth of experience of High Court litigation. The firm has been involved in high profile cases in the recent past. Currently two of the partners have Higher Courts Litigation Certificates. This serves to expand options available to our clients in litigation.

In addition to litigation concerning questions of patent infringement and validity, partners in WP Thompson also have experience of a variety of patent disputes, for example concerning questions of entitlement.