Hearings, oppositions, revocations and appeals


Oppositions and revocation actions are the forum for patents to be attacked. If your way to market is blocked by your competitor’s rights, the most direct solution may be to try to have those rights either revoked, or limited to such a degree that they no longer stand in your way.

These actions are often brought before a Patent Office, although they can also fall to be considered in court.

If a careful analysis of the situation shows an opposition or revocation to be the best option then we can represent you through the process of finding grounds for attack (often through searches for “prior art”), constructing and presenting written arguments, and finally arguing the matter in a formal hearing, and at any eventual appeal.

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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Liverpool L3 5TF
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