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Patents & Trade Secrets

Our patents & trade secrets team advises on enforcement and exploitation issues

Our patents & trade secrets team helps clients on intellectual property issues related technology, and ensures that they have freedom to conduct their businesses while navigating the rights of third parties. We work with clients across all of our core sectors to advise on filing options and protection strategies for patentable and unpatentable technologies.

We have also handled patent and know-how licences for companies in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, oil and gas and fintech sectors.

 

Our patent & trade secrets lawyers have handled patent and trade secrets disputes involving technologies including numerous chemical pharmaceutical products, biological and biosimilar medicines, riflescopes, diagnostic kits, digital compression standards and optical discs, automatic speech recognition systems, marine paints and protective coatings, porridge containers and nappies.

Many countries operate their own patent offices which include a substantive examination procedure, although the examination is commonly outsourced to other patent offices in Europe and Asia.

In dealing with patent applications it is essential to combine a strong understanding of local practices and procedures together with the international requirements of the overseas office that is examining the application. It is also essential to be able to deal with the application at a technical level in the local language. Our Middle Eastern practice, for example, offers this service in Arabic, in which the application is generally filed and granted, and in English in which it is generally examined.

We have established China patent practices in Beijing, which is essential to ensure optimal access to the China National IP Administration, as well as in Shanghai and Chongqing. Our team in China has over 16 years of accumulated local experience with technology law and patents.

Our Patents & Trade Secrets Work

  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Filing strategy advice for a government funded research centre

    Providing a leading computing research centre funded by the government of a GCC state (one of the largest producers of patentable technology in the region) with strategic advice on filing strategy and working with the client and its team of researchers and inventors to file over 50 PCT...

    United Arab Emirates

    US patent protection for a non-profit organisation

    Advising a leading GCC non-profit organisation in relation to patent protection in the United States and the filing of US utility and provisional patent applications.

    United Arab Emirates

    Revolutionary seating concept patent for an international airline

    Advising a major GCC airline on IP ownership dispute over the design and patents of a revolutionary seating concept. Preparing new patent filing strategies and advising on related freedom to operate searches. Undertaking IP due diligence and advising on commercialisation of IP.

    United Arab Emirates

    Offshore pipeline patent and technology licensing

    Advising on patent and technology licensing advice in relation to offshore pipelines including drafting and negotiating IP licences, supply and manufacturing agreements, and advising on an NDA regime with third party suppliers.

    United Arab Emirates
  • Defending validity of patent relating to nappy manufacture

    Defending the validity of a patent relating to ultrasonic bonding in the manufacture of nappies and disposable absorbent garments in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

    United Kingdom

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