INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR COMMUNICATIONS

Our patent attorneys specialise in all forms of communication technology, from telecoms to the Internet of Things

The communications sector continues to be at the epicentre of innovation. As a result, the rate at which new products and technologies are being developed has never been higher.

This demand for innovation is being accelerated by two major factors.

Firstly, there’s the need for the companies involved to cement their position in this fast-moving and increasingly competitive market.

Secondly, to stay ahead of the competition, there’s the desire to continually deliver new and better solutions.

Enhancing the customer experience is non-negotiable as the world continues to become more digital. It will see the launch of even more new communication channels, more advanced data platforms, and new ways to allow not only people but also devices to communicate effectively and without barriers.

This is why we promote ourselves as communications rather than, as patent attorneys have traditionally, telecoms specialists.

Of course, telecoms still have a huge role to play. 5G and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies are improving fast, not least because of the demands of living and working remotely. At the same time the platforms required to deliver dependable video communications, virtual events and data security are also developing at pace.

Simultaneously, the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is giving us a glimpse of the future of communications.

Billions of physical devices around the world are now connected to the internet and, thanks to IoT, are collecting and sharing data. Once you add sensor technology, they can communicate in real-time without the need to involve a human being.

However, with so much going on in the communications sector, the increased levels of innovation and competition present a significant risk to those looking to further these technologies.

This is where the attorneys in our specialist electronics, computing, and communications team can help.

HOW CAN OUR PATENT ATTORNEYS HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY?

The wide range of communication related technologies our patent attorneys have worked on include:

  • 3G-5G cellular networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • White-space devices
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Near-field communication (NFC)
  • Virtual private networks (VPN)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Radio
  • Photonics
  • Optical transmission
  • Sensor technology
  • Video coding

However, our experience is not solely technical. We are also very much focussed on finding the right ways to maximise the commercial value of your ideas.

We will help you to create an IP strategy that is aligned to your objectives and business plan so the implementation of your strategy is as straightforward and effective as possible.

Our patent attorneys will:

  • Conduct any prior art searches or Freedom to Operate searches to help you understand the landscape around your invention or commercial activities
  • Draft and file any required patent applications (and advise you on when and how best to do this)
  • Manage the process of obtaining patents abroad
  • Discuss alternative types of IP protection in case these are better suited to your technology or your commercial objectives
  • Defend any oppositions at the European Patent Office or oppose any patents that could affect your freedom to operate

HOW ELSE CAN OUR SPECIALIST ELECTRONICS, COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS TEAM HELP YOU MAXIMISE THE VALUE OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND IDEAS?

Our trade mark attorneys will protect your brand, alert you to any unauthorised competitor activity and take immediate action to enforce your rights if required.

The IP solicitors in our team work seamlessly with our attorneys to make sure you receive the complete range of legal advice. 

They will draft the additional legal agreements, commercial contracts, or licensing arrangements you need to support your IP strategy. If required, they will manage the litigation process should you find your position or IP is challenged by a competitor.

If you would like to discuss any communication-focused innovation with our patent attorneys, please contact our specialist communications team today.