Electronics & electrical engineering


The pace of development in this field is phenomenal. We all recognise the tangible benefits that the electronics advances of the past few decades have brought. They have changed the way we live, work and communicate with each other.

Electronics & electrical engineering

Whether you are looking to protect your invention, your branding or the design of your product, you can trust Mewburn Ellis to understand your technology and business and to deliver a focused, commercially viable IP strategy.

Electronics & electrical engineering patents

Our electronics & electrical engineering sector team includes patent attorneys with degrees and, in some cases, PhDs in engineering and the physical sciences.  They all have a thorough understanding and genuine interest in the technology giving them the skills to help you obtain the best possible protection for your invention in this sector. Between them they have a vast experience in the field including:

  • signal processing
  • semiconductor devices
  • optoelectronics & photonics
  • image sensors, including CCD and CMOS devices
  • microwave electronics
  • high power electrical & electronics devices
  • energy infrastructure, including transportation and smart grid technology

They can help you maximise protection for your innovations using patent rights in the UK and Europe, and, should you need protection overseas, they can call upon a well-established network of trusted foreign associates who can assist. They also have considerable expertise in opposition & appeals before the European Patent Office, both defending patents granted to our electronics clients and opposing patents granted to our clients’ competitors.

Varied electronics clients

Our electronics & electrical engineering team has used their experience to establish a strong base of clients both in the UK and abroad, in particular the USA and Asia where they work for a number of very large, successful multi-national corporations. However they are equally at home working with universities and start-up & spin-out companies, tailoring their advice to suit each client’s commercial goals and IP budgets.

Trade marks for the electronics and electrical engineering sector

These varied clients are also well served by our well-established team of trade mark experts who advise on the adoption of trade marks, file and prosecute trade mark applications in the UK, the EU and around the globe, and handle trade mark oppositions and other contentious matters. Our trade mark attorneys often work alongside our dispute resolution team in the negotiation of settlement agreements. The dispute resolution team is also on hand should any question of infringement of IP rights occur.

Other IP Services

Our in-house legal services team has considerable experience in assisting with exploitation of IP rights and in transactional IP matters.  For example, they can help in preparing and negotiating transactional agreements such as disposals & acquisitions, collaborations, options, pipeline, technology transfer and licensing agreements. The team is happy to provide IP training at any level within your business and they are also happy to provide in-house assistance for IP matters either as a short-term measure in particularly busy times or on a regular on-going basis. Finally, our renewals service provides a cost effective and reliable service for paying renewal fees for all IP rights across the globe.