Emerging & Hi-Tech


Developments at the forefront of computing and physics are driving disruptive hi-tech innovation in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, healthcare, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things. These developments promise to transform our daily lives so the manner in which they are commercialised is important.

Many of our patent attorneys have physics degrees at masters and postgraduate level. This means we have a strong intellectual foundation from which we can work with clients operating at the forefront of innovation in these high-tech areas. We have a proven track record of providing expert IP advice and performing high quality work in the fields of computing and physics.

Our experience, intellectual capability and IP expertise enables us to contribute significantly to the IP protection strategies of a wide range of clients. Our clients in this field range from start-ups looking to build a portfolio, to global corporations, all of whom value our judgement and skill. The large size of our team means we have direct expertise in a vast range of technologies and can work with you to provide strong IP protection.

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AI & Machine Learning




Quantum Technology


Optics & Photonics


Extended Reality

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Special Report

Software Inventions: UKIPO and EPO approaches to patent eligibility

It is well-known that it can be challenging to obtain patent protection for inventions relating to software in Europe. Indeed, it is common for software developers to assume that European patent protection is not available for their innovations

In this report we take a close look at whether the European Patent Office (“EPO”) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (“UKIPO”) handle software inventions differently. We also reveal some strategic insights that we think will be of benefit to companies seeking patent protection for software inventions in the UK and Europe.

Read our latest blogs

UPC Weekly - Opting-out from the UPC: the Who, the When and the Why

UPC Weekly - Opting-out from the UPC: the Who, the When and the Why

by Matthew Naylor

2024 Week 24 It seems like a long time ago now, but from March to May 2023, the “sunrise period” of the UPC was in full swing and European patent firms were busy filing UPC opt-outs. Patent ...

UPC Weekly - Three Known Unknowns at the UPC

UPC Weekly - Three Known Unknowns at the UPC

by Matthew Naylor

2024 Week 23 It’s a bit risky to write a blog where you hope it will go out of date quickly. But right now seems a good time to take stock and draw a breath. Here we summarise the most important ...

1st Anniversary of the UPC – some stats!

1st Anniversary of the UPC – some stats!

by Sean Jauss

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) celebrated its first anniversary on 1 June 2024. The Court is busy. Pundits are busy. Lawyers are extolling the Court’s virtues and keen to participate. We think it has ...

We work at every stage of the IP lifecycle


Drafting, Filing & Prosecution
Portfolio Management
Searching & Watching
Renewals & EP Validations


Pre-action Advice
Oppositions & Appeals
Alternative Dispute Resolution


Strategic Advice
Commercial Issues
Corporate Support

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Mewburn Ellis


Mewburn Ellis Forward is a biannual publication that celebrates the best of innovation and exploration. Through its pages we hope to inform and entertain, but also to encourage discussion about the most compelling developments taking place in the scientific and entrepreneurial world. Along the way, we’ll engage with the IP challenges that international organisations face every day.