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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Case Studies

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.

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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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Floreon

A solution to the world’s packaging problem?

Plastic pollution is a major problem. Floreon might just have the solution. We secured European protection for its innovative degradable plastics.

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Our blogs

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

Events

12-04-2019

Five ways to champion women in IP

Here are five things both men and women can do to improve diversity and encourage success in IP.

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Patents

05-04-2019

Dancing on a competitor’s grave — six considerations when buying patents from a dissolved company

There are key risks to consider before you look to acquire bargain patents from dissolved companies.

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Patents

28-02-2019

The fundamentals of battery development and patent protection

Here’s how battery tech innovators can protect and exploit their endeavours​​ in some creative ways.

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Partner

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Cardiff

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Partner

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