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Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.

Sectors

Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

30th Jun 2014

How the EPO can leave you feeling listless – Added subject matter at the EPO resulting from selections from multiple lists

In patent specifications, it is common to include lists of features or parameters relevant to the disclosed invention. The lists may provide fall-back positions during prosecution of an application or during post-grant inter partes proceedings. However, a number of EPO Board of Appeal decisions have objected to selecting features from two or more lists, on […]

26th Jun 2014

Reddie & Grose recommended in IAM Patent 1000 2014

Reddie & Grose LLP’s patent prosecution practice has been recommended for the third consecutive year in IAM Patent 1000 – a directory published by Intellectual Asset Management magazine (IAM). The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners – is a unique guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the […]

23rd Jun 2014

Will the 2014 Longitude Prize winner patent their technology?

You may have seen the recent news surrounding the launch in Britain of the 2014 Longitude Prize. This 2014 prize has nothing to do with longitude but is named for the original prize, offered 300 years ago in 1714, by the British Government as a reward to encourage scientists to solve the problem of how […]

20th Jun 2014

Definitive US supreme court case on the patentability of business methods

On 19th June 2014, the United States Supreme Court published its opinion in the case Alice v CLS setting out its view on what constitutes patent-eligible subject-matter, particularly in relation to business methods. In the patents in suit, the claims are considered as directed to a scheme for mitigating settlement risk implemented on a generic […]

20th Jun 2014

UK Patent Box news

The UK’s Patent Box has just had its first birthday. As we have previously reported, the Patent Box allows companies to reduce the corporation tax payable on profits attributable to a granted UK, or other qualifying, patent. The referral of the UK Patent Box to the EU Commission, which we reported in December 2013 in […]

11th Jun 2014

Law Commission advises reform of groundless threats provisions

Last year, we reported on the Law Commission’s consultation on the provisions surrounding ‘groundless’ threats of intellectual property (IP) infringement proceedings (or, to give them their slightly less proper but altogether easier label, the ‘groundless threats provisions’, or GTP). Following further consideration of the results of that consultation, the Commission has now issued its final […]

2nd Jun 2014

Compensation of employees for inventions continues to be an uphill struggle

Shanks vs Unilever Plc and others (2014) EWHC 1647 (Pat) is a rare recent decision in the matter of employee compensation for inventions. Under section 39 of the Patents Act 1977 if an invention is made in the course of employment then the rights to the invention belong to the employer rather than the employee. […]

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