At Mewburn Ellis, we are proud of our Legal Services team. The team’s qualified solicitors have extensive experience and expertise in advising on IP matters, supporting the commercialisation and enforcement of our clients’ IP rights, and dealing with complex transactions involving IP.
Our lawyers are able to offer clear, straightforward, commercial advice – advice that will help business objectives to be met. They can support a wide range of corporate and litigation activities and have a wealth of experience advising on IP rights transactions and in the recordal of such transactions.
Sean Jauss, head of our legal services team, is uniquely placed to offer legal, technical and commercial insight into the complex IP issues that may arise. He has a PhD in microbiology and experience running a university technology transfer office as well as a busy private practice. Working as an IP lawyer he has advised many SMEs and blue chip companies on very high value collaboration and licensing contracts. He has supported a range of corporate activities from M&As, hive outs and MBOs to venture capital investments and initial public offerings. Ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a notable practitioner in 2015. Sean is a well respected figure in the IP legal market. His clients note his commercial accumen, “good depth of expert opinion” and on being “very thorough”.
The legal services team has a pragmatic commercial awareness, that is highly valued by our clients. It is the combination of this awareness and their legal and technical abilities, that allows us to provide focused, useful and competitively priced advice. You can always be confident the advice of our lawyers will materially support and advance commercial and technical objectives.
We are just as comfortable whether we are working with sole inventors and academics, or CEOs and their boards. We understand how to operate in the university environment and are keenly aware of the demands placed on technology transfer offices.
We are equaually happy to collaborate with other professional advisors to ensure clients benefit from “joined up” thinking when it comes to their IP strategy
We understand that not all our clients have the resources of some of the large blue chip companies we work for and we are aware of the tight budgetary constraints facing some research departments and SMEs. We will tailor our work to a budget, but we will always look to deliver value through highly focused and commercially useful advice.
We regularly advise clients on a wide range of legal matters including: