Boult Wade Tennant LLP

Boult Wade Tennant LLP is a European IP, patent and trademark firm. It exists to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their IP rights on a global scale. It is a forward-thinking, dynamic and innovative firm that is considered by its peers and clients as being at the forefront of its practice areas.

Who we work with

Boult Wade Tennant looks after the multi-jurisdictional IP issues of major industrial and commercial companies worldwide, as well as portfolio management for a wide range of small and medium-sized enterprises, academic institutions, and independent research and development organisations. The firm is known internationally for its quality of communication, proactivity, creativity and high standards in all matters. The attorneys have broad-based technical knowledge and well-developed commercial acumen, and are creative in their approach.

What we do

The firm has 48 patent experts, including partners, and patent professionals spread across our UK and European offices. The patent groups are divided by technologies: biotechnology and life sciences; chemical and materials; engineering and designs; and hi-tech and electrical.

The groups provide legal advice, technical expertise and subject knowledge, to help protect and enforce IP rights in markets across the world. The firm has handles European Patent Office oppositions and appeals with a high success rate. All technical groups have extensive experience in drafting original patent specifications, prosecution, IP portfolio management, handling oppositions and advising on infringement. Boult Wade Tennant also offers a range of additional services, including providing freedom-to-operate opinions, carrying out IP due diligence exercises, recording assignments and licences worldwide, managing the transfer of large incoming portfolios, patent searching services, competitor watching services and in-house renewals.

A European firm

In addition to our four offices in the United Kingdom, we have offices in Berlin and Frankfurt in Germany, as well as Boult Wade SL in Madrid, Spain. Being one of the largest European attorney firms means that we have the breadth and depth of expertise to enable us to handle any sector or scientific field. It also means we can draw upon a wide pool of resources, giving us the ability to match the most economical and appropriate level of experience to a job. Having large teams means we can be flexible in our approach and work to clients’ deadlines, often at short notice. Our teams find unexpected solutions to our clients’ most challenging problems by thinking creatively, and we can help to design global patent strategies that will maximise the value of your IP across borders.

A responsible business

We are committed to running our business is an ethical and socially responsible way. We want to make a positive contribution to the communities we operate in. We recognise that our activities impact on the environment and we work hard to ensure our actions and buying process minimise waste and are as environmentally friendly as we can be. We have partnered with the Sutton Trust, an organisation that advocates social mobility through summer and university lead programmes in order to open up the profession to all. Our diversity and inclusion committee has enabled these topics to become part of our culture, and we aim to create a positive working environment where everyone feels included and appreciated.

Contact details

Boult Wade Tennant LLP
Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8AP
United Kingdom

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Berlin
  • Cambridge
  • Frankfurt
  • Madrid
  • Oxford
  • Reading