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Patent Portfolio Management

Managing a portfolio of intellectual property (IP) rights, e.g. patents, can be a complex exercise. For example, budgetary constraints may force you to limit the number of IP rights within the portfolio. Choosing which IP rights to maintain can be critically important for safeguarding your business interests.

We can assist you in selecting the IP rights that are critically important for your business. We do this by assessing the IP rights in your portfolio as well as by advising which of your new innovations should be protected by IP rights. In this manner, we can help you to concentrate your portfolio on those IP rights that matter to you most, whilst weeding out those rights for which expenditure may not be commercially sensible.

 

Meet the team
Richard Gillard
Partner
Richard has 15 years of experience in the full range of patent services, including drafting, prosecution, opposition and opinion work.
Nick Ertl
Partner
Nick has 20 years experience in the drafting of patent applications and their prosecution around the world, especially before the EPO.
Simon Greene
Consultant
Simon is a former EPO examiner with extensive experience in prosecution of difficult cases and drafting for clients both locally and abroad.
Oliver Kingsbury
Partner
A qualified European and UK Patent Attorney since 2002, Oliver has experience in providing a broad range of IP support.
Richard Cooke
Partner
Richard joined Elkington and Fife LLP in October 2005 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2008 and a European Patent Attorney in 2010.
Rob Zijlstra
Consultant
Rob has particular experience in patent drafting and prosecution covering a wide variety of technical areas.
Daniel Portch
Partner
Daniel's specialities include computing, computer programs, communications technology and electronic engineering.
Rob O'Callaghan
Partner
Rob is an electronics engineer with an active opposition practice. He specialises in inventions related to digital signal processing.
Helen Brearley
Associate
Helen has over 10 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. Helen's background is in the life sciences.
Sophy Denny
Associate
Sophy joined Elkington and Fife in April 2012 having past experience in private practice. Sophy's area of expertise covers a wide range of disciplines.
our patent sectors
Whilst our work spans a wide range of subject areas, the majority falls within the following sectors: