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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.

27th May 2016

Are you getting the most out of your UK patent?

What do the Seychelles, Fiji and Bermuda all have in common? As well as being excellent holiday destinations, it may be possible to extend a UK patent to all of these countries. A UK patent automatically covers England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as you would imagine. Additionally, a UK patent automatically extends to the […]

24th May 2016

Patent eligibility of computer implemented inventions – recent US updates

The eligibility of computer implemented inventions remains a hot topic in the US especially following the Supreme Court decision in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd v CLS Bank International et al. (Alice v CLS) of 19 June 2014 (see our earlier blogs). This decision asks as many questions as it gives answers. Practitioners and applicants alike […]

20th May 2016

Developing a cure for a myriad afflictions?

The USPTO has issued updated guidance regarding eligibility of subject matter related to natural products, in particular, diagnostic methods, in the light of the 2013 Myriad decision and the Prometheus decision. The updated “Subject Matter Eligibility Examples: Life Sciences” can be found here. This includes additional examples 28 to 33 which give guidance on eligibility of claims […]

6th May 2016

The future for cars: hybrid, battery or fuel cell?

Buying a car is a tricky business. With so many flavours to chose from, (if you are like me) the process is likely to involve hours of painstaking research and analysis before a decision can be made. Then changed. Then remade. Happily, deciding how that car might run has always been fairly painless. Petrol, or […]

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