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Chemistry is relevant to inventions in many areas of industry besides the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Almost all new product designs rely on properties of the materials used to execute them, and materials inventions underpin much new mechanical and electronic technology. We have over 20 attorneys with chemical expertise, providing both core chemical and pharmaceutical knowledge and a broad range of specialist skills in related fields.

We will help you to protect and exploit your intellectual property, whether you operate in the area of general chemistry, polymers, pharmaceuticals, materials, metallurgy, agrochemicals or any other related chemical field. We are active in the cleantech sector.

Our chemical and pharmaceutical client base includes technology transfer organisations, research organisations, startups, spinouts and SMEs and multinational corporations.

We will work with you to devise a patent filing programme appropriate to your resources and commercial aims. If cost is a major concern, we can help you to obtain small-scale local patent protection.  At the other end of the scale, we are experienced in obtaining world-wide protection and helping our clients to navigate the differences between countries in patent filing and prosecution.  Our clients often require us to coordinate the work of local attorneys to achieve a consistent outcome.

We are highly experienced in oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office. We are also active in obtaining supplementary protection certificates in both pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors.