Chemistry and materials technologies

For chemists, or chemical engineers, IP is generated when a new material is developed, the manufacturing process is optimised or a new use is found for an existing material. We work with innovators throughout the supply-chain, helping to secure rights and build portfolios which protect their business. Commonly, this is by obtaining patent rights to prevent others from exploiting their efforts, developments and hard work. This increases company value and secures market-leading positions.

Our expertise extends to enforcement and competitor monitoring. This is highly valuable when you consider that in 2018 over 170,000 patent applications were filed at the European Patent Office, with around 40,000 of these relating to chemical technology. We proactively provide you with the knowledge you need to be aware of competitor patent rights to avoid infringing others’ rights and stimulate new innovations to be turned into assets — ensuring that you’re always ahead of the game.

Case studies

Case Study

Switch Packaging Specialists Ltd

Switching out plastic packaging — how to protect innovation without patents or designs

There's always a way to protect your business — find out how we used trade marks when patent and design protection was impossible.

Case Study

Colour Tone Masterbatch Ltd

A masterstroke in plastic recycling

We secured global patent protection for a new black colourant for plastics which will enable more to be recycled using infrared sorting technology.

Case Study

SIG

Safer, more efficient external cladding

Our technical knowledge of the science behind the invention helped us to secure patent protection for SIG’s cladding.

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Managing patent costs in an economic downturn

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Focus on rechargeable batteries

UDL’s Dr Tahsin Ali Kassam features in this month’s issue of the Materials World magazine

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Industry news

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EUIPO – UPDATE – COVID-19

EUIPO has declared that time limits expiring between 1 May 2020 and 17 May 2020 have been extended

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