With highly experienced patent attorneys in the UK and Germany able to represent clients before the European Patent Office and the national patent offices of Germany and the United Kingdom, we have one of the largest and best-established Tech patent teams in Europe.
The team has a wealth of experience protecting inventions in fields as diverse as biochemistry, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, ceramics, chemical engineering, petrochemistry, materials, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, microbiology, immunology & antibodies, molecular biology, food technology and many more. Our Chemistry and Life Sciences team also has extensive experience in handling opposition and appeals before the European Patent Office.
Our Engineering & Environment team is one of the largest specialist engineering departments in Europe. Our attorneys are acutely focussed on engineering technologies, and this shows in their technical understanding and the quality of their work. Our attorneys are able to interact effortlessly with inventors and to engage in clear and concise communication with business owners and C-suite executives.
Our team of experienced and commercially focussed trade mark attorneys together with our dedicated paralegals will provide you with the support that is right for your brands and your business, from clearance searches to trade mark registration and from portfolio management to litigation. We work with business of various sizes, from SMEs to big corporates, across multiple industry sectors.
Our in-house litigation team – specialist leading IP lawyers and scientifically specialised attorneys – are recognised by multiple legal rankings. Our success rate of 82% over the last 10 years speaks for itself. We work with many global businesses as well as SMEs across a variety of industry sectors.
Our specialist team of design experts is one of the most experienced in the UK, working with global businesses as well as SMEs across a variety of industry sectors, from fashion to toys and from automotive to aerospace engineering.
Our expert teams are organised broadly across the following practice areas: Tech, Chemistry & Life Sciences, Engineering & Environment, Designs, Trade Marks and Litigation. However, we recognise that innovation does not always fit neatly into boxes and have a number of specialist teams working both within and across these practice areas focussing on new developments or specific fields. We periodically showcase some of these specialist teams and the attorneys and lawyers working within them, all of whom are true industry leaders. Below are examples of just a few.
The forthcoming launch of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent (UP) is undoubtedly the most significant development in European patent law and practice since the introduction of the European Patent Convention in 1977.