A new London-based boutique legal practice called Angel IP has just been launched. The firm is dedicated to intellectual property law and commercial law, representing a combination of technical-legal experience with commercial focus. Angel IP’s expertise aggregates its legal, technical and commercial skills. 

With considerable IP experience and expertise ranging from patent and IP prosecution, to litigation, licensing and contractual arrangements, Angel IP offers bespoke, cost-effective solutions for clients’ IP needs, whatever the technology and in all industry sectors. Angel IP are experts in identifying and extracting the core commercial value in an innovation. Market-focused strategies are designed to maximise the value in an IP asset.

David Sant, Managing Partner of Angel IP (pictured), said: “It is very exciting to be part of this new venture and to be working with an important client base. This launch coincides with the success by an Angel IP lawyer before the UK High Court in the recent Estar case.”

RegenLab SA v Estar Technologies. Angel IP is also pleased to announce the success of an Angel IP lawyer before the UK High Court in the case RegenLab SA v Estar Technologies Limited et al [2019] EWHC 63. Angel IP’s lawyer, who, as solicitor (at his previous firm) successfully acted for the three defendants, obtained the court’s declaration of invalidity of the RegenLab’s UK patent. In a judgment published on 18 January 2019 the Court held that the claims of the patent lacked novelty due to prior disclosure of the invention and would have been obvious to a skilled team on receipt of the claimant’s product with instructions for users. The judge found that the patent as applied to be amended by the claimant would also have been invalid.

The full judgment is available at https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2019/63.html