We represent clients directly at the UK IP Office, the European Patent Office, and the European Community Trade Marks & Designs office, and can file international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications for you. We also have a network of trusted overseas attorneys who can protect your IP around the world.
Drafting patent specifications; preparing and filing patent applications, and progressing them through examination to grant; patentability and freedom to operate opinions; invention harvesting.
Trade mark protection
Drafting specifications of goods and services; preparing and filing trade mark applications, and progressing them through examination to registration; registrability and freedom to use opinions; assistance in selecting a new brand for trade mark registration.
Design rights & copyright
Preparing and filing registered design applications, and progressing them through examination to registration; advice on the existence of unregistered design right and copyright in a product.
Defence & enforcement
Appeals and oppositions at the UK IP Office and the European Patent Office; advice on potential infringement of your rights and of third party rights; litigation advice and support.
Searching & watching
Prior art searches; patent landscaping; patent and trade mark register checks; watching for the publication of new applications by subject or competitor name; monitoring progress of competitors’ applications.
The expertise our attorneys have in their specialist technical areas is built on relevant academic qualifications and years of working with these technologies. So you can be confident that we'll genuinely understand what you’re talking about.
General engineering and mechanical devices, including medical devices and wind turbines. RF technologies.
Fibre optic devices and accessories; waveguide devices; bulk optics; optical fibres; optical sources; laser systems; amplifiers; LED devices; imaging systems; microwave systems.
Optical networks; access networks; encrypted communication; mobile backhaul; microwave systems; network management and routing; nodes, routers, switches.
Our attorneys have built an in-depth knowledge of the business issues that are important to technology companies. This means we can deliver strategic insight alongside our intellectual property advice.
Development and implementation of IP strategy to support business strategy; development of application filing strategies to optimise the protection achievable within your budget; advice on most suitable protection for new products, processes and brands.
Management of IP portfolios; IP portfolio audits; renewal fee/annuity fee payment; development and implementation of IP management systems, including invention reporting procedures, patent board, and application and deadline tracking systems.
Commercialisation & due diligence
Negotiating and drafting assignment agreements; advice on licensing IP rights; due diligence investigations for mergers and acquisitions; reports for investors, including patent, trade mark and design status checks; advice on maximising the value of intellectual property in your business.