Our patent attorneys, IP solicitors and trade mark attorneys specialise in protecting and commercialising innovation in the engineering sector
Although the word engineering has been with us since the 14th century, it now plays a more vital role in modern life and technology than the manufacturers of military engines who originally coined the term could ever have imagined.
For us engineering is the application of scientific and mathematical knowledge to solve problems, whether those problems are mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical or - as is more likely in today’s increasingly collaborative world - any combination of these four disciplines.
Similarly, while engineering may once have conjured up images of ‘just making things’, today’s engineering is much more complex.
Engineering is pivotal to almost every sector and draws on a huge range of technologies, from traditional manufacturing to automotive, defence and aerospace and onto energy, medical, chemicals, food and drink, electronics and IT.
While machinery, packaging and industrial processes still loom large, today’s engineering projects are just as likely to involve AI, innovative new materials, 3D printing, blockchain, bioinformatics and even quantum computing.
This means that the engineering industry requires the support of specialist advisers with direct experience in all these areas. More crucially engineers require advisers who can apply this understanding to the issues and opportunities you face.
Whether you are an established corporate, a growing SME or a young but ambitious company, our specialist multidisciplinary engineering team will help.
We will make sure your most valuable assets are not only fully protected but managed in a way that will allow you to achieve the highest level of commercial value from all your innovations.
Together we will:
- Recommend the IP rights that best suit your objectives (something that is particularly relevant to engineering projects that rely on registered designs)
- Advise you on the most strategic use of all your IP rights
- Register your patents, designs and trade marks, and help you protect your trade secrets, throughout the world
- Provide patent, designs and trade mark infringement and validity opinions
- Conduct patent, designs and trade mark searches and watches
- Defend your IP rights whether you are attacked via a patent or trade mark office or court proceedings
- Enforce your rights against competitors infringing your rights
- Draft the commercial, IP and licensing agreements you need to capture, protect and exploit your IP
- Provide a wider commercial perspective you can use to build your business