Keltie LLP

Keltie is all about people and our personality is built on the character of outstanding individuals, working together in a collaborative environment. Founded just over 30 years ago, the firm has sought to break the mould of traditional patent firms and create an environment where talented individuals can enjoy building great relationships with exceptional clients. In that time, we have grown to 18 partners across the patent and trade practice, but we continue to advance the ideals that founded the firm.

Our patent team offers world-class professional experience built upon experience as engineers and scientists in industry and research.

The group covers every technical field in client-focused groups, including:

  • automotive, aerospace and marine technologies;
  • bioscience and medical technologies;
  • chemistry and materials science;
  • environmental technologies;
  • information technology, telecoms and electronics; and
  • physics and electromechanical engineering.

European and UK-qualified, our patent attorneys spend much of their time handling our flourishing practice before the European Patent Office. They appear frequently in opposition and appeal proceedings and enjoy a remarkable rate of success in contentious matters. Keltie attorneys are amongst the very few in Europe to have represented clients successfully at the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal.

Our patent attorneys speak English, German, Dutch and Spanish – with a range of other European and some Asian languages also represented within the firm as a whole.

We take pride in the quality of our patent drafting – as we take satisfaction in exploiting the weaknesses of bad patents. Our wealth of direct clients means that we draft often and that we draft well. We know how to catch the spirit of an idea and to transform it into an asset. We bring inventions to life.

Keltie attorneys work on the full spectrum of clients from start-ups to multinational corporations. We value the relationships with our clients and work hard to build a level of understanding that allows us to anticipate challenges as well as see opportunities.

Decades of experience in building global IP portfolios enable us to offer IP consulting services independently from filing, prosecution and contentious work; we can be engaged without necessarily taking over a client’s IP portfolio.

Keltie can also help clients in various ways, from ad hoc advice targeted to specific projects to providing resources on an ongoing basis through our corporate support group. In many cases, this involves secondment of professionals and support staff to in-house departments. Other projects lend themselves to outsourcing, such as IP management advice, due diligence, data cleansing, litigation support and the integration or division of IP portfolios. Some may be discrete matters that can be handled by our IP consulting group; others involve an ongoing partnership with a client, such as ad hoc overflow work or outsourcing of entire portfolio management functions.

Working with clients ranging from academic institutions to law firms to multinationals, our approach is resolutely practical – not just talking, but doing.

The United Kingdom and Ireland are hubs for start-up activity and Keltie has specialist teams dedicated to helping early stage companies navigate their first steps in IP creation and due diligence. We know that today’s start-ups are tomorrow’s unicorns because we have supported so many clients through the rapid growth associated with the emerging technology space. Using patent analytics, we appreciate that technology scanning is key to Keltie’s success in winning and developing intellectual property for our clients.

Contact details

Keltie LLP
1 London Bridge
London SE1 9BA
United Kingdom

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Cambridge
  • Cirencester
  • Galway

Sample client list

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mastercard
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nike
  • Shell
  • Subsea 7
  • Swarovski
  • UCL
  • Vestas

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