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Patents are an essential part of protecting technical innovation. They ensure research and development expenditure can be translated into real business benefits. Often if you want to patent an invention it's difficult to know where to start, but engaging with our patent attorneys means that you will be working with experts who truly understand both the technical details of your invention and the commercial objectives that you have.  Many hold PhDs and without exception, have a genuine academic interest in their subject.

Our patent attorneys work in all technical areas spanning the entire life sciences, chemistry and engineering fields.  We truly understand the technical background fundamental to the preparation or prosecution of an effective patent application and have vast experience in managing patent portfolios globally.  Our Extensions and Exclusivity specialists support both large and small clients with their extensions strategies and filings globally, covering Patent Term Extensions (PTEs), Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and Regulatory Exclusivity periods. We also assist clients with Plant Variety Inventions and the SPC extensions available for plant protection products.

When time and money have been spent perfecting the aesthetics of a product, you need to make sure it won’t be copied. By working with our designs experts means you’ll have the confidence of knowing that your designs are in safe hands.

We have considerable expertise and success in patent oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, both defending and opposing granted patents for our clients.  Our attorneys are highly skilled in preparing persuasive written submissions and presenting strong, legally and technically sound arguments at oral proceedings, which has brought them an enviable success rate.

We will work with you through all stages of the patent life cycle, from strategy and advice on ideas through to drafting, filing and prosecuting to provide you with secure patent protection for your innovation, wherever you need it. We can also help resolve disputes and work to exploit IP as a commercial asset to support your business ambitions and growth.

If you need help to review your IP assets, together with any related risks and opportunities we offer IP Audits to assess your existing IP portfolio, providing strategic advice and guidance along the way.  In addition we also offer an in-house patent renewal fee service and along with a streamlined EP validation service.

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Patents for Chemistry Inventions

Whether the subject matter is dyes or drugs, catalysts or composites, polymers or pesticides, flavourings or fibreglass our large, highly skilled, and technically diverse chemistry team can help.

Patents for Engineering & Electronic Inventions

We work across the full range of  engineering, electronics, computing and materials fields. From aeronautical & marine engineering to telecoms, optics & photonics to future mobility, semi-conductors to cleantech, and electronic devices & software to FMCG we can help.

Patents for Life Sciences Inventions

Our large and vastly experienced team leads the way in life sciences. From therapeutics to medical devices, pharmaceuticals to diagnostics we can help. We have been working to protect these inventions since the earliest days of the biotechnology revolution.

Pharma extensions (PTEs & SPCs) & Regulatory Exclusivity

Our pharma Extensions and Exclusivity specialists have broad experience with Patent Term Extensions (including SPCs) and the Regulatory Exclusivity provisions relating to pharma products. They regularly support large and small clients with their extensions strategies and filings.

We work at all stages of the IP lifecycle


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


Pre-action Advice
Oppositions & Appeals


Strategic Advice
Commercial Issues
Corporate Support

Highly skilled patent specialists

Our patent attorneys are exceptional, they're forward-thinkers who manage today’s challenges with a keen eye on tomorrow. They can be counted on to be one step ahead, looking at how you can best exploit your IP both now and in the future. Known for providing clear, concise and to the point advice, they have a reputation for excellence which we believe cuts across the whole IP community.  They won’t crush new ideas at early stages, but from the outset will be clear on what will and won’t work from an IP perspective. All of our attorneys are well versed in the available Government schemes focused on R&D and tax around innovation, so can also help you benefit from the latest financial incentives.

Renowned for being easy to work with, they take a straightforward approach that delivers results. Our patent specialists work in every technical field, many hold PhDs in their subject, they truly understand the technical background fundamental to the preparation or prosecution of an effective patent application. They're recognised for their successful track record in high value, complex and multi-party oppositions at the EPO and have advised thousands of clients on their EPO opposition strategies for many years.

Our patent attorneys work at all stages of the IP life cycle and have extensive experience of managing large, multijurisdictional patent portfolios. They can offer advice on portfolio management to help you integrate your IP into your business plan, to ensure it is fully aligned to your future strategy. Our approach is flexible too, meaning we can adapt and build multidisciplinary teams based on your specific needs.

All of our attorneys are committed to staying fully up-to-date with the latest IP developments and issues worldwide. Many have been seconded to firms in the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea or China for a period of three months or more, in order to gain a better understanding of intellectual property law and practice in those countries and we continue to send new attorneys this each year.

So, whether your focus is chemistry, engineering & ICT or life sciences we can help.

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