Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with 280 partners, 1,600 employees and more than 20 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Consisting of over 100 fee earners internationally, our international IP team has a presence across Europe, with teams in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. We offer the specialist expertise of a boutique IP practice complemented by the full service offering of a major international firm.
Our IP practice is one of only a few international firms that provide the full suite of IP services from one trusted source – from registration of patents, brands and designs; to advising on IP transactions, collaborations and FRAND licences; regulatory advice; and leading cutting-edge technology disputes involving patents, copyright, designs and trade secrets.
We take pride in building strong partnerships with our clients. Our fully integrated pan-European patents team, comprising patent litigators, patent attorneys and transactional lawyers, work seamlessly together to tackle complex, multi-jurisdictional challenges involving prosecuting, litigating and commercialising IP. We are true experts in worldwide patent strategy and our advice is grounded in our clients’ businesses.
We work alongside the most innovative companies in health care and life sciences, technology, media and telecoms, automotive, engineering, energy and financial services, advising on highly technical and complex patents.
Our teams have science and engineering backgrounds and we understand the technologies underlying fast developing fields, from advanced biologic therapies to standard essential patents and blockchain.
We’re leaders in innovative areas such as Fintech and Digital Health and we use and create technology of our own – using it to work more efficiently and achieve better outcomes for our clients.