Patents - Engineering


Work with our team of engineering patent attorneys and you will be working with patent experts who truly understand both the technical details of the invention and the commercial objectives of the applicant. Many of our attorneys hold PhDs in the physical sciences and, without exception, they have a genuine academic interest in their subject.

Patents - Engineering

Our team of engineering patent experts is well respected and has earned a strong reputation for success in both obtaining patent protection for our engineering clients and defending our engineering clients’ rights during opposition at the EPO.

A diverse range of engineering patents

We work for a wide range of clients, many of whom are UK-based, in a hugely diverse range of technical fields. We truly understand the unique needs of each of our clients and pride ourselves on understanding their commercial goals to ensure that we obtain appropriate and commensurate IP protection.

Our engineering experts have technical expertise spanning all engineering industry sectors, with particular experience in the transport, oil & gas, structural & mechanical engineering, cleantech, food & beverage and medtech sectors.

Effective IP support services

Our dispute resolution team has experience dealing with contentious matters in the engineering field. In particular, if issues of infringement arise, the team will provide straightforward and commercially focused advice.

Our legal services team is also available to support our engineering patent attorneys. Its members have a wealth of experience in advising on IP rights during transactions and in the recordal of the transfer of worldwide IP rights that is often necessary after such transactions.

Obtaining and enforcing engineering patents

We cover all aspects of obtaining and enforcing engineering patents including:

  • Obtaining patent rights in the UK and Europe
  • Defining and opposing patent rights during EPO opposition proceedings
  • Enforcing patent rights in the UK and Europe
  • Assisting with transactions involving patent rights
  • Advising on contentious matters involving patent rights
  • Searching and monitoring third party patent rights
  • Providing opinions on the validity and infringement of patent rights
  • Providing advice on the patentability of innovations
  • Providing freedom-to-operate opinions prior to market entry
  • Providing business advice on the management of existing patent portfolios and future filing strategies
  • Carrying out due diligence for vendors and investors
  • Providing training on all IP matters including patents
  • Providing in-house assistance
  • Patent renewal fee payment