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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“I worked with Ian [Atkinson] in collaboration with external commercial and academic partners for more than six years. His technical and legal ability really added value to our external reputation. What he does is not just about the patent. It is also about demonstrating control, commitment, promise adherence and quality. Ian is an exceptionally talented and very motivated individual and has added significant value to our organisation.”

Head of CVD Business Development, Element Six Ltd

How we can help

Our hi-tech materials attorneys have specialist materials expertise bridging chemistry and physics and take a holistic view of new materials inventions. We have decades of experience representing a range of clients in the materials sector including universities, start-ups, SMEs, and large multinational organisations. We handle new materials inventions addressing some of the main challenges facing the world today, including energy generation, storage, and usage; pollution reduction, environmental monitoring, and clean up; biomaterials and medical equipment for an increasing and ageing population; and thermal, electronic and quantum materials technologies to address the constraints of current silicon-based semiconductor technology in computing and electronics. Our attorneys have experience dealing with a wide range of materials including synthetic diamond and boron nitride materials; carbides; OLEDs and PLEDs; graphene; carbon nanotubes; semiconductors; photovoltaics; polymers; coatings; metals and alloys; cements and ceramics; textiles; pigments and dyes; composites; catalysts; glasses; organometallics; and superconductors.

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London

Dr Ian Atkinson

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Cardiff

Tom Baker

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Leeds

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