Patent drafting, filing and prosecution services


Getting our clients strong patents that serve their commercial needs is a core part of our practice at Bartle Read.

We have very extensive experience in crafting patent applications that can survive the scrutiny of Patent Examiners and that explain and claim the essence of a client's invention. As Chartered Patent Attorneys and European Patent Attorneys, we represent you directly before the European Patent Office, the UK Intellectual Property Office and the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation. For overseas filing programmes elsewhere in the world we, like other patent attorney firms, make use of trusted local attorneys familiar with local laws and requirements. After filing a patent application goes through a lengthy process of official scrutiny with various formalities to be completed and deadlines to be observed. We maintain a cutting edge records system to ensure that the right steps are taken at the right time and when Examiners raise objections we provide clear guidance as to how they should be addressed and overcome.

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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