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

06-11-2018

The chemistry and materials of cars — time to reassess your patent strategy?

New, innovative players in automotive mean that it might be time to rethink your IP strategy.

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IP tips

05-11-2018

Patent ownership and inventorship — a quick guide

Applicants, inventors, owners. What's the difference? Here's a quick guide.

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Patents

01-11-2018

The race towards a truly acceptable electric vehicle for the masses — keeping pace with the patent surge

A breakthrough in battery technology is needed for electric vehicles to be widely adopted.

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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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