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Inventions & Innovation

Specialist Areas

We have an experienced team of high quality patent attorneys dealing with patent and technology issues on a global basis. The specialised technical disciplines of our patent lawyers enable us to handle inventions in all the following major fields of technology:

Chemistry & Life Sciences

All aspects of organic and inorganic chemistry, materials sciences, food science, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical sciences and healthcare are handled by our experienced team.

Electronics & Communications

Developments in these fields are fast-moving. Our patent lawyers experience in obtaining and managing patent rights in such technologies means that we can guide you in your response to changes and help to future-proof your patent rights.

Engineering Technologies

Qualified in engineering and related technologies, our patent attorneys advise on inventions in diverse technical fields ranging from mechanical gadgets through to the complex bearing and gear systems used in the automotive and aeronautic industries.

Records & Renewals

We have a fully experienced Records and Renewals Department providing patent maintenance services around the world. Clients can access their records via a secure online link and use our online UK Patent Renewal service to substantially reduce renewal costs.

Our Services

We offer a full range of patent services in these disciplines on a worldwide basis. These include:

  • • Assessing the patentability of inventions

  • • Drafting, filing and prosecuting to grant British, European (EPC) and International (PCT) patent applications

  • • Instructing the filing and prosecution to grant of patent applications worldwide

  • • Patent searches, either to assess patentability or to determine freedom to operate

  • • Defending patents in European (EPO) opposition/appeal proceedings

  • • Filing oppositions against competitors European patents or otherwise applying for the revocation of competitors’ patent rights

  • • Advising on strategies to avoid patent infringement

  • • Assistance in enforcing patents against potential infringers

  • • Assistance with the assignment of patents and the formal recordal of assignments

  • • Maintaining patents and keeping them in force

  • • Validating European patents

  • • Due diligence in business acquisitions

  • • Providing early advice to start-up and spin-out companies on establishing patent portfolios

  • • Providing tailored lectures or seminars on the patents system

So who can help?

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try our IP A-Z Guide or contact a member of our team.

We are members of the following organisations:

  • IPReg
  • ITMA
  • INTA
  • EPI Online
  • ECTA
  • CIPA
  • AIPPI
  • FICPI