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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.

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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.

26th May 2015

Patents: no use for product-by-process claims?

A recent decision of a European Patent Office (EPO) Technical Board of Appeal has shed a little more light on the EPO’s approach to assessing the clarity of claims including product-by-process features. The EPO considers a product-by-process claim allowable if the product itself is novel and inventive and if there is no other way of […]

21st May 2015

EPO annual report: Europe continues strong growth, but UK fails to make its mark

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently released its Annual Report, which includes European patent filing statistics for 2014. The full report can be found on the EPO website, along with an easier to digest infographic here. The report is generally encouraging: including applications filed directly at the EPO and international (PCT) applications entering the European […]

21st May 2015

Meet us at BIO Philadelphia 2015

This year’s BIO team is Michael Roberts and Daniel Shaw. They will be attending this year’s conference in Philadelphia, from 15th – 18th June. If you would like to meet a member of the team, please contact enquiries@reddie.co.uk.

8th May 2015

Third strike, not out for Skype

The latest round of the ongoing dispute between Microsoft – owners of the SKYPE voice-over-internet (VOIP) service – and British Sky Broadcasting, (BSkyB) purveyors of a wide range of broadcast and internet services under the mark SKY – has been decided by the General Court of the European Union in BSkyB’s favour. (Skype Ultd v […]

6th May 2015

The unitary patent and unified patent court – another hurdle cleared

If you have been following the story so far, you will recall that there has been a general desire amongst many European countries to have a single patent that covers the whole of Europe (the Unitary Patent) and a single court in which patent disputes are judged (the Unified Patent Court). However, some countries have […]

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