Running a growing portfolio of intellectual property rights can become a headache for you unless it’s done in an efficient way that fits in with your working practices.

Finding ways to reduce your IP management burden is part of what we do, and because no two clients are the same the approach will always be tailored to your needs.

It’s about being flexible enough to run things in a way that makes them easy for you, not necessarily for us. It’s also about being proactive. You know your technology and we will often want to draw on that knowledge, but we know patent law and it’s us that should be offering solutions to the challenges that come up in patent drafting and prosecution.

The more successful you become, the more unfriendly attention you are likely to attract from your competitors. Watching competitor IP activity is a key part of our service to corporate clients and we have extensive practical experience in the conduct of IP disputes, as well as being qualified to manage litigation should that become necessary.

Working with us

We know the law but it’s you that best understands your technology and your market. Strong patents that serve your commercial goals are typically the result of a close and lasting collaboration between patent attorney and client. Client relationships are all important to Bartle Read and in order to foster them we are:


 …in the way that we work with you. Lines of reporting should be set up for your convenience, not ours.


We will often need you to take decisions or to give technical input, but in matters of patent law it is always us that should be proposing solutions to problems.

Plain Spoken

Patents and patent law are ridden with jargon but it’s our job to make sense of it for you, not to bamboozle you with it.
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Bartle Read
Liverpool Science Park
131 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5TF
United Kingdom

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