Services

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.

Electronic & Electrical Devices


We cover a wide range of technologies and can adapt and take on new concepts, enabling us to support clients across the whole sector.

Companies in the electrical and electronic engineering sectors are continuing to develop innovative products both for standalone devices and as components for larger systems and products. New developments need to be protected to give companies a competitive edge. This is one of the areas of industry where companies have recognised for many years the importance of patents to support their businesses.

Obtaining and understanding the relevance of IP rights in all-important territories is essential to these companies to enable them to maximise sales revenue.


Our clients

Our breadth of knowledge has enabled us to provide valuable IP support to companies with interests ranging from pipeline weld inspection systems to electronic engine management systems to graphics processors to interpretive keyboard entry systems to marine navigation systems, and others.

Our clients include: a global leader in sound and imaging technologies; a multinational provider of cloud computing and data services; a manufacturer of film scanning and image enhancement technology; and a provider of digital security products.

Our experience

We have a large electrical and electronic engineering group with over 15 partners, attorneys and technical assistants at various levels of qualification. The group continues to grow with further recruitment at both attorney and assistant level expected in the coming years. The size of the group means that we can both cover a wide range of technologies and can adapt and take on new concepts, enabling us to support clients across the whole sector.

We can provide a commoditised filing programme for multinational electronics companies who already understand the strategic importance of IP and have an invention capture and filing process in place. For one of our clients, a US semiconductor company which designs, manufacturers and markets digital wireless telecommunication products with 157 worldwide locations, we have advised on the development of its European patent portfolio which has significantly increased in size in recent years.

At the other extreme we provide the product-focused strategies required to support emerging companies in the sector. For example, we have for a number of years filed and prosecuted patents for a British designer and manufacturer of RF power, imaging and semiconductor technologies. We have assisted in developing a portfolio for them that now stands at over 400 pending applications and granted patents.

We have also been working with a Chinese consumer electronics company to help establish a portfolio of European patents prior to entry into the European market so that in the event of any threat of patent infringement they have a reasonable bargaining position.

Electronic & Electrical Devices
23rd May 2024
Emotional Perception AI Ltd – Patents Court of Appeal

On 14 and 15 May 2024, Lady Justice Davies, Lord Justice Arnold and Lord Justice Birss of the Court of Appeal heard the UK IPO’s appeal against the High Court decision [2023] EWHC 2948 in which Emotional Perception AI Ltd’s application directed to an Artificial Neural Network trained to recommend a musical track was found […]

Electronic & Electrical Devices
23rd May 2024
An Update on AI Inventions at the UKIPO

Following a recent Judgment from the UK High Court, Emotional Perception AI Ltd v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [2023] EWHC 2948, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has updated their guidelines for examining patent applications relating to artificial intelligence (AI), and in particular artificial neural networks (ANNs). The update represents a […]

Electronic & Electrical Devices
7th May 2024
Patents Beyond Silicon: the Rise of Silicon Carbide

The electronics industry traditionally relies on silicon chips, from computers and smartphones to automobiles and industrial equipment. However, silicon could be reaching its physical limits in the face of continued demand for faster computing and smaller devices. Silicon chips are stepping aside as a new wave of materials and designs takes the spotlight. With improved […]

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