Universities & Research Institutions

 

Exceptionally close relationships with a number of renowned academic institutions and their technology transfer teams

Universities & Research Institutions

We are very proud of the work we do for the UK’s academic and research institutions. A significant proportion of our original patent drafting work is completed in this sector, for these institutions, or their technology transfer arms.

Work with Mewburn Ellis and you work with a firm that can help you secure IP protection across all areas. Whatever your IP needs, we can create a bespoke team of experts to serve you. An experienced in-house legal services team and our dispute resolution team support our internationally renowned team of patent, trade mark and design attorneys.

A genuine interest in academic research

Our intellectual rigour and genuine academic interests make us an easy fit in the academic sphere. Many of our attorneys have PhDs, and our clients always feel confident they are dealing with someone with a real technical understanding. This may be one of the reasons we have enjoyed exceptionally close relationships with a number of renowned academic institutions and their technology transfer teams.

Academic inventors

We understand how academic inventors work. Many of our patent attorneys have research experience themselves, and we empathise with the desire of the academic inventor to publish. We are well equipped to manage this and can carefully advise on IP ownership issues, which often arise in University settings.

We are highly sensitive to your budgetary limitations and working practices. We believe in being as flexible as possible in the way we work to deliver real IP benefits to help you grow. Our work is often done with a view to securing further investment or funding. We know the ultimate goal is often to assign or out‑license the portfolio to a start‑up or spin‑out company.