Wind and wave energy

Wind and wave energy will play a crucial part in decarbonising our world, slowing climate change and helping the UK government achieve its aim of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

However, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy will require significant innovation. The increased competition this will cause means those companies leading the charge must ensure their inventions, ideas and products are fully protected against unwanted and unauthorised attention from their competitors.

Our patent attorneys will provide this protection, ensuring your IP rights continue to deliver your current objectives and support your long-term strategy.

Advanced materials

New materials are addressing some of the main technical, economic and sustainability challenges facing the world today, creating huge commercial opportunities.

In an environment where the potential rewards are so high and the pace of innovation so fast, our team provides the deep technical expertise you need to stay ahead of the competition. With backgrounds in biomaterials, composites, conductive materials, graphene, 2D materials, metallurgy, polymers and semiconductors, we also bring a wide range of experience working in industry and a keen understanding of the commercial drivers impacting on your innovation.

MedTech and digital therapeutics

In the rapidly-changing MedTech space, our extensive IP expertise is employed collaboratively across life and physical science disciplines, devising robust IP strategies. Our specialist expertise spans: digital health/therapeutics (DTX); AI-based medicine; medical devices; medical imaging; non-imaging diagnostics; in vitro diagnostics; personalised care and assisted living; surgical and clinical equipment; research equipment and analytical equipment.

Fuel cells and hydrogen

The current push towards decarbonisation, controlling greenhouse gas emissions and the 1.5°C climate goal means the hydrogen economy is about to see a surge in innovation and investment.

Numerous ways to maximise hydrogen’s potential as an energy carrier are being explored. These include hydrogen fuel cells (most notably hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and portable hydrogen fuel cells), renewable hydrogen, offshore wind turbine platforms and solar power systems designed for hydrogen production, advanced electrolysis and X-to-hydrogen-to-X, as well as new ways to distribute, liquify and compress it.

However, if these emerging technologies are to reach the market safely, the innovation involved must be protected to preserve their inventors’ competitive advantage. This is where our patent attorneys can help.

Carbon capture

While fossil fuels still provide most of the world’s electricity, traditional power generation is still the largest carbon emitter.

The world’s governments have pledged to drastically reduce local carbon emissions but, to do so, carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies will need to be used extensively.

Our patent attorneys have worked on a range of projects involving capture, sequestration, utilisation, mobile carbon capture, direct air capture, oxy-combustion and bio energy carbon capture and storage technologies.

Fashion and apparel

The manufacture of clothing and - increasingly - wearable tech is the ultimate combination of design, branding and technology. If you are going to maximise the value of the clothing you produce and safeguard your financial, creative and technical investments, you will need to protect and enforce every aspect of your design, branding and technology.