Robust patent prosecution for innovative life sciences SMEs


BG Research Ltd and sister company BioGene Ltd are innovative SMEs in diagnostics technology, encompassing both biotechnology and biology along with electrical and mechanical aspects.

Prior to us taking over their portfolio early in 2019, they had largely represented themselves on IP matters, for example before the European Patent Office, but came to realise they needed bespoke professional help and strategic advice to provide maximum protection for their innovations. Potter Clarkson was selected from a group of potential firms due to our strong, in-depth scientific knowledge.

We have since worked with them to manage all aspects of their patent portfolio, while also helping them build their own internal capabilities to ensure they retain ownership of the IP process.

We have already had one European application granted, with a number of international and UK applications in progress.


Bringing together our expertise in life sciences, engineering, electronics, design and patents, we are able to draw on our deep technical knowledge to file robust applications for these innovative businesses. We are creating strong foundations from which to continue to build valuable patent portfolios - the springboard for future growth.

Our comprehensive service offering also frees up valuable time for the key individuals to focus on all-important, revenue-generating research, commercialisation and development projects.