We are Recruiting!

Based in Leeds, the role will suit anyone interested in a career as a patent attorney who has a background in physics, software, electronics or engineering.

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TLIP Ltd – leading European Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys and Portfolio Management Support

Global Reach

Our clients’ commercial interests extend across the world.  To support those interests, TLIP has appointed a network of approved overseas associate firms with expert local knowledge.  We work together to provide you with a truly international service.


We are recruiting!

We have a trainee patent attorney position available for someone with a background in physics, software, electronics or engineering.

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Products of Essentially Biological Processes – patentable again at the EPO?

Dr Liam Lawlor and Dr Lisa Brown take a look at a recent decision of the EPO Technical Board of Appeal which found that the recently amended R.28(2) EPC is in conflict with the Enlarged Board’s interpretation of A.53(b) EPC in the G2/12 and G2/13 ‘Broccoli II’ and ‘Tomato II’ decisions. This is expected to have ramifications for the protection of plants at the EPO.

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EPO Boards of Appeal Conference 2018

The European Patent Office recently held its eighth “Boards of Appeal and Key Decisions” conference. This annual conference provides a unique insight into developments within the Boards of Appeal and its case law. Here we summarize recent developments.

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Our Expertise

TLIP attorneys work in specialist technology and legal fields.   Our attorneys include an astrophysicist, a synthetic chemist, an IBM patent engineer, an electronic engineer, a mechanical engineer and a toxicologist. Whilst we are mostly known for our original patent drafting and patent prosecution, we also advise our clients across all IP rights: including trade secrets, contracts and licensing. We combine this with a good dose of real life experience and learning from clients that continually push the boundaries of what is possible.