IP Audits

An IP audit helps you to identify the intellectual assets you already have, and to put in place an IP strategy for the future.

Dr Russell Thom, Practice Group Leader – Patents: Chemistry & Life Sciences

We conduct IP audits across a range of sectors and specialisms, helping to identify protectable ideas that will add value to your business. We start by understanding your business strategy and ambitions. We then examine your IP, identifying what’s contributing to those ambitions and where you could make improvements.

The end result is a thorough understanding of your assets, and an ongoing strategy for building on and adding to them – an essential tool for growth and commercial success.

In the UK, SMEs may qualify for financial support towards an IP audit. To find out more, contact us.


To discuss your IP audit requirements, contact Russell Thom or Joanne Lecky.

Dr Russell Thom

Head of Practice - Patents: Chemistry and Biotechnology

Joanne Lecky

Director, Trade Marks

Our experts can help you with:

  • STRATEGY – helping to review and refresh your overall business strategy, and how your IP contributes to it.
  • PROTECTION – identifying and addressing any gaps in your IP strategy.
  • COMMERCIALISATION – making sure you’re maximising every opportunity to add value to your business.
  • ENFORCEMENT – ensuring there are no infringement issues that need to be addressed, externally or internally.
  • MAINTENANCE & MORE – regular auditing to ensure your IP is always identified, protected, defended where necessary and contributing to your overall business goals.

Our Services

  • IP Strategy
  • IP Audits
  • Product Ideation
  • Brand Ideation
  • IP Searching
  • IP Landscaping
  • Drafting
  • Filing
  • Prosecution
  • European Patent Validation
  • PCT National Stage Entry
  • Direct National Filing
  • Infringement and Validity Opinions
  • Portfolio Review and Management
  • Oppositions and Appeals
  • Litigation Support

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