Life sciences and health

The world’s growing and ageing population means there has never been a greater need for innovation in the life sciences and healthcare sector. The global issues in human health, animal health, food technology and food security touch all of our lives. Our passionate, expert and friendly attorneys understand the unique challenges in the multidisciplinary life sciences and healthcare sector. We provide robust IP procurement, management and enforcement strategies as well as pragmatic, clear advice.

Our expertise

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Case Studies

Case Study

Anonymous medical client

Taking a scalpel to a European patent

We identified a fatal flaw and entirely revoked a competitor’s patent on the rare basis of insufficiency.

Case Study

Extract Technology

Securing patent rights before a product launch

When you need patents drafted quickly for a very technical product, it helps to bring in a real industry expert to get to grips with the invention.

Case Study

Brandon Medical

Lighting the way for new medical technology

When securing patent protection for a number of complex aspects of an invention, the ability to submit robust technical arguments is key.

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Trade marks


Pharmaceuticals — WHEN to apply for trade mark protection

Trade marks can be revoked for non-use, which presents the question: when is the best time to apply?

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Flower power — can I patent a ‘natural’ product?

We explore natural alternatives to synthetic insect repellents to see how easy they are to patent.

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How to attack a UK patent or application

Attacking UK patents or applications can be costly and time-consuming, so here are some top tips.

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Meet our team

Dr Alan Jones

Partner - Cardiff

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner - London | Milton Keynes

Dr Andrew Alton

Partner - Leeds

Dr Clair Curran

Senior Patent Attorney - Leeds

Gareth Price

Partner - Leeds

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Dr Jenny Smith

Patent Assistant - Leeds

Mark Green

Partner - London

Dr Neil Pawlyn

Partner - Cardiff

Dr Nick Burton

Partner - Leeds

Dr Simon Mitchell

Partner - London

Tom Baker

Partner - Cardiff

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