IP protection for pharmaceuticals

A growing and aging population is putting increased pressure on healthcare providers and innovators. Limited healthcare budgets are squeezing the value in the sector to innovators. It is therefore increasingly important that innovators obtain and defend a robust IP portfolio to protect their research and development assets. It is also crucial to monitor third-party rights that might disrupt the pharmaceutical value chain and clear the path where necessary.

How we can help protect your IP

We are a focussed, specialist group of IP attorneys representing and advising multinational companies, universities and spin-outs that carry out leading research and development to obtain, manage and defend their worldwide IP rights, as well as to challenge third-party IP rights. We also advise on due diligence, freedom to operate, patentability, infringement, and mergers and acquisitions matters.

We have a team of IP attorneys with technical backgrounds and experience in the chemical and biological fields to inform an expertise in medicinal chemistry and pharmacology. We also have a wealth of experience in brand protection. We have advised on a wide range of pharmaceutical matters relating to human and animal health.

We are ideally placed to protect your pharmaceutical technology via patents, supplementary protection certificates and trade marks.

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Trade marks


Pharmaceuticals — WHEN to apply for trade mark protection

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Case studies

Case Study

Medisyne Ltd

How to patent software — avoiding patentability exclusions with AI and ML

We helped a client to secure vital funding and avoid notorious patentability exclusions by filing a patent to protect its software-focused technology.

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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.

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