Patents: filing proceeding at the IPO

This guide is for patent owners who need further information on filing proceedings as an option to resolve a dispute.


Patents: deciding disputes


This guide provides:

  • an overview of options to resolving patent disputes
  • information on starting dispute proceedings
  • examples of the types of evidence you should submit
  • information on patent hearings
  • options to appealing against an office decision
  • information on where to get extra support
  • example of a statement of grounds and counter-statement; witness statement and an exhibit
Published 20 December 2013
Last updated 24 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Replaced 'Patents: deciding disputes' booklet due to re-branding.

  2. First published.