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Appleyard Lees IP LLP

Professional IP Services

Appleyard Lees is an established IP firm which offers a full range of services covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. 

We have a dedicated and experienced life science team in the North of England which is complemented by attorneys having technical expertise in overlapping fields.  Therefore, we can put the right attorneys behind your innovation – whether it is new antibody therapy based on the latest molecular techniques or a medical imaging device utilising state of the art electronic sensors – we will put the right people on the job.

As you would expect, we provide a full service including preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications to grant and any subsequent enforcement.  We also advise on third party issues, including the validity and relevance of competitor patents and look at ways to provide commercially focused solutions to resolve any potential issues.

Why we are different

What truly sets us apart from other firms?

Well, we can also provide guidance outside of the core patent areas.  We can help you develop your IP strategy, structure and negotiate licensing and research deals, assist with M&A work, navigate complicated patent landscapes and even give you a few pointers on tax breaks which may be available under the new Patent Box legislation in the UK.    When you have spent a great deal of time and effort developing your innovation – you will naturally want to work with creative attorneys who don’t just put your invention in a silo or see it as another case to file.

Appleyard Lees acts for a variety of clients including individuals, SMEs, Universities, Spin-Outs, FTSE 100 companies and many multi-national corporations. We aim to give a high quality, personal service focused on commercial solutions.