Chemicals, materials and resources

Our team is vastly experienced across the diverse fields of chemistry, materials and natural resources. We work with a wide range of clients from both the commercial and academic sectors, across a broad spectrum of technologies, including: petroleum chemistry, catalysts, polymers, nanotechnology, food chemistry, brewing technology, personal and home products, photographic materials, alloys and materials.

How we can help

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Chemicals

In the UK, the chemical industry annually contributes an estimated £8 billion to the economy. Chemicals are fundamental to a number of significant industries including green tech, healthcare, aerospace, computing, electronic and optical equipment, food products, automotive, machinery, communications and electronics. IP protection (especially patents) is an established mechanism to capitalise on R&D in the sector, to add variety to revenue streams and complement an organisation’s primary business activities.

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Materials

Materials inventions often sit at the start of a complex commercial value chain, with a significant proportion of an end product’s value added downstream of the initial synthesis. For new manufacturers, there are likely to be opportunities for capturing IP assets across the value chain to get the best commercial return and help retain freedom to operate. A deep, varied patent portfolio can provide a variety of revenue streams without the burden of additional capital investment and infrastructure.

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Our blogs

Insights from our expert attorneys related to chemicals, materials and resources.

Patents

05-02-2019

Size matters — patenting at the nanoscale

Can you gain protection for a nanomaterial despite the material itself having been disclosed before?

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Patents

04-02-2019

How smart is a smart fabric — does performance apparel deliver on the marketing hype?

Smart fabrics promise the wearer enhanced performance, but what's so special about these materials​?

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Industry news

21-01-2019

Changes to the EUTM Directive 2015

Here's a summary of the latest changes to EU trade mark law.

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Our people

Leeds

London

Dr Ian Atkinson

Senior Patent Attorney

Newcastle

Leeds

Cardiff

Newcastle

Dr Paul Dakers

Patent Assistant

Leeds

Robert Orr

Partner

Milton Keynes

Cardiff

Tom Baker

Partner

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