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.


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.

World EV Day: Innovators are Driving the Change towards Sustainable Emobility


World EV Day takes place on Saturday 9th September, providing the opportunity for businesses, policymakers and individuals to consider how they will drive change and support the shift to a decarbonised society.

However, as all innovators know, the journey is more than just one day.

Bringing an intellectual property perspective to this discussion, Reddie & Grose has conducted a comprehensive analysis of UK focussed patents and applications for ‘Technologies or Applications for Mitigation or Adaptation against Climate Change.’

Paul Loustalan, Partner and the team lead for our Future Transport group takes us through some of the key findings for the EV sector. Including, overall patent volumes, the most prolific patent filers and where R&D departments are focussing the bulk of their efforts.

“Patent applications fillings correspond with the UK’s status as a pioneer in the automotive industry. The proportion of worldwide filings made by British companies in this segment is more than double that made by British companies in all sectors.

Interestingly, internal combustion engine patent filings continue to account for over half of those related to powertrains indicating they’ll remain an important technology, whether that be with fossil fuels – or more hopefully – biofuels or hydrogen.

However, this is not the whole story. A significant proportion of R&D relates to electrical energy storage and charging for electric vehicles. This is clearly more complex when compared to the technology related to the fuel tanks required for ICE vehicles and therefore lends itself to innovation. This is an area where we can all drive positive change by encouraging more investment.   

Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson Matthey PLC, Perkins Engines Co Ltd., Cummins Ltd and Arrival Ltd. together account for over half of the total number of patent filings suggested they’re all well placed to make a significant contribution.

By fostering collaboration and supporting such companies, the UK is poised to become a global leader in sustainable transport.”

For more analysis of patent filings and what they tell us about the road to Net Zero, download our the full Sustainable Innovation Report.

This article is for general information only. Its content is not a statement of the law on any subject and does not constitute advice. Please contact Reddie & Grose LLP for advice before taking any action in reliance on it.

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