We offer particular expertise in the area of biotechnology, with our team of biotech patent attorneys having specific backgrounds and clients in this sector, providing you with a comprehensive service.
Intellectual property is an essential asset to biotechnology organisations. Only by achieving secure protection can the huge investment necessary to bring a biotech product to market be safeguarded and an adequate return on that investment realised. In biotechnology, the range of developments that can be protected by biotech patents is extensive, from newly recognised genes and stem cell technology to microbiology and fermentation. As experienced biotech patent attorneys, we help clients build effective biotechnology patent portfolios covering the whole spectrum of developments in this field, for example:
The theme of the 2020 conference is Sustainable Manufacturing and will discuss strategies for manufacturing products in a way that aims to reduce pollution, energy use and waste, whilst remaining commercially viable.
Although a stay of national proceedings is the ‘default’ position in the UK, the stay was refused in this instance because of the combination of an absolute right of appeal, a minimum of two years to appeal and the potential of the ping pong effect before the EPO.