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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.

28th Aug 2015

Cloud computing: patents and the art of semantics

Why do patent professionals spend so much time trying to find the right words to describe an invention? Nick Reeve, partner for Reddie & Grose LLP shows how the story of cloud computing technology, and the words used to describe it, provide an explanation. This article was originally published by the Society for Compters and […]

27th Aug 2015

Has the court of appeal found that 0.77 is greater than 1?

There has been much discussion recently of the Court of Appeal decision Smith & Nephew v Convatec (see, for example, the IPKat blog posts here and here). The case relates to a method claim in Convatec’s patent EP1343510, in which a particular chemical agent is defined as being present in a concentration “between 1% and […]

27th Aug 2015

20+ years post-TRIPS – are submarines still out there?

‘Submarine patents’ are patents which have not been published before grant. The term ‘submarine’ derives from the fact that they emerge without warning on grant and may be very dangerous to competitors. The good news is that submarine patents do not exist in the United Kingdom or in Europe. This is because most British and […]

26th Aug 2015

Software patents and expert systems – what do you recommend?

The case law on patentability of computer programs and business methods has been reasonably settled in the UK and Europe for a couple of years. The world moves on, though, and it is the nature of inventors that they invent new methods and systems that challenge the status quo. One such area of endeavour is […]

17th Aug 2015

Shiver me timbers! Digital pirates beware…

Arguably the single largest loss of revenue for companies producing digital products is to copyright infringement in the form of digital piracy. However, a survey published recently by the UK IPO suggests that the tide may be turning against digital pirates. The Online Copyright Infringement Tracker is an ongoing survey, commissioned and funded by the […]

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