Founded in 1867, Mewburn Ellis has grown into a vibrant partnership with the technical and legal expertise to offer IP solutions in all industry sectors. As science and technology continue to transform the way we live, we look forward to a future as positive and successful as our past.
When 27-year-old John Clayton Mewburn founded his intellectual property practice in 1867, he quickly set it on the path to a forward-thinking firm that embraced innovation. Joining forces with George Beloe Ellis, a solicitor fascinated by new inventions and industrial property, the two men set about fulfilling their desire to protect the science they loved.
150 years on, Mewburn Ellis continues to operate at the forefront of innovation, protecting inventions, creatively solving client problems, and playing a leading role in the national and international development of the intellectual property profession. Read more here.
As part of our celebrations and to mark our anniversary we have commissioned a series of timelines to highlight significant innovations in some of the sectors in which we work. Some of these can be seen here.
We are very excited to be involved in this Competition. We look forward to helping the finalists to nurture their innovation and realise their commercial ambitions.
The transport sector is fast-paced and constantly striving to improve vehicle performance, safety and environmental impact. Here we share some of the most significant inventions of the last 150 years that are a familiar facet of modern day life.
The pharmaceutical sector has come a long way from its botanical roots to the development of synthetic chemical methods which have allowed scientists to vary the structure of chemical substances and produce many of the lifesaving drugs we take for granted today.