Our patent attorneys, IP solicitors and trade mark attorneys specialise in maximising the value of advanced materials
Advanced materials are being used in more and more ways and in ever more complex products. This can create a tension between the producer of the advanced material and those in their supply chain who are likely to be developing their own intellectual property (IP) portfolio.
As such, those inventing, advancing and producing advanced materials must maintain a delicate balance between innovation, protection and commercialisation. Keeping this balance requires highly specialist expertise.
WHY SHOULD YOU TALK TO POTTER CLARKSON'S ADVANCED MATERIALS TEAM?
We understand that while the production of advanced materials often requires innovative methods of manufacturing, this doesn’t necessarily mean that protecting these methods with a patent is the best option.
Similarly, there are many different options when it comes to how you plan to sell your materials. If your IP is to do the job you need it to, it must map to your preferred business model and offer you the protection you’ll need to deliver it.
Therefore, our first step is always to get to know every aspect of your business so that together we can design the right IP strategy for you.
We also understand your materials will be used long after the original patent lifetime. This means we also need to help you build a trusted brand and ensure it is supported by the appropriate licensees and prevented from becoming generic and difficult to enforce or maintain.
We do all this by creating a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary team for you that comprises of attorneys and solicitors with the right technical background and the most appropriate client experience. This ensures we can provide the most strategically valuable advice, the advice you’ll need to maximise the commercial value of your innovations.
And our rare combination of patent and trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors means we can offer the rare combination of legal and technical advice from a single source.
We’ll not only protect your IP rights, but we will also put the commercial agreements and licencing arrangements you need in place and, if necessary, steer you through the international litigation process if your position is challenged.
HOW WILL OUR PATENT ATTORNEYS, IP SOLICITORS AND TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS HELP YOUR ADVANCED MATERIALS BUSINESS?
While the support we provide for the manufacturers of advanced materials will depend on your situation, your commercial objectives and what stage your business is at, the areas we most often help clients with include:
- Advising you on the most strategic use of all your IP rights
- Registering your patents, trade marks, designs, and trade secrets throughout the world
- Providing patent and trade mark infringement and validity opinions
- Conducting patent and trademark searches and watches
- Defending your IP rights whether you are attacked via a patent office or court proceedings
- Enforcing your rights against competitors infringing your rights
- Drafting the commercial, IP and licensing agreements you need to support your business