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Intellectual property

Our clients rely on us to solve their most complex, business-critical IP and commercial challenges, wherever they arise.

Freshfields’ global team of over 100 IP practitioners help clients to identify, commercialise and protect their technology, brands, content, data and know-how. Our practice covers transactional, advisory and contentious matters and spans our international network.

Clients trust us for their largest, strategic projects, transactions and disputes where IP is critical and the commercial challenges are complex, often with a significant international component. This includes market-leading tech transactions and disputes.

Our international IP and technology team takes a practical approach to helping clients defend their businesses and enforce their rights. We find commercial solutions where possible, but we’re ready to litigate when and where necessary. We have a wealth of experience in cross-border IP licence disputes and patent litigation and have acted on many of the most high-profile pharmaceutical and technology cases.  

Recent client successes

Freshfields also advised London Stock Exchange on its strategic tech partnership with Microsoft which involved Microsoft also taking a 4 per cent stake in LSEG – and for which we won Corporate Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2023.


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