Engineering & Design
Engineering and design represents a true specialism of our firm. We recognise that the fields of manufacturing, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering require detailed understanding of both the commercial landscape and the technology at hand.
Due to the well-established nature of many engineering sectors and the associated supply chains, engineering patent attorney work typically requires a highly pragmatic approach. Correctly identifying which opportunity to pursue and how best to protect them is often key to securing patents that can add real commercial value to a new product or service.
We also understand the nature of research and development and the risks involved developing new technologies. Our team of engineering patent attorneys can help identify if a product development project faces a risk of infringing any patent or design rights owned by a competitor. Being aware of any such risks can help reduce uncertainty and save significant potential cost by taking the appropriate steps to mitigate the risks early in the development process.
Alongside our patent work, we also have detailed understanding of registered and unregistered design rights that protect the shape and appearance of products. All of our team are qualified to act as European Design Attorneys before the EUIPO as well as representing our clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office in design matters. We frequently advise our clients on the availability of design protection and possible design changes that may be required to avoid existing rights.
Our team has specific experience in the fields of:
• aerospace and rotating machinery
• advanced manufacturing and moulding technology
• packaging and consumer goods
• fluid dynamics and thermodynamics
• engineering design, controls and equipment health monitoring
• materials science including composites and coatings
• oil and gas exploration
Our engineering patent attorneys are based in both our Nottingham and Leicester offices and support clients based in the East Midlands, UK-wide and internationally.
To discuss your intellectual property requirements with a qualified attorney in confidence, and at your convenience, please call us on +44 (0)115 947 7977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.