Adamson Jones use their technical expertise to cover many areas, with engineering and design representing 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.
The fields of manufacturing, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering require detailed understanding of both the commercial landscape and the technology at hand. Our engineering patent attorneys understand the commercial considerations facing these businesses, from where they sit in the supply chain to how they make money. Correctly identifying which opportunities 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. 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. Our team has specific experience in the fields of:
Alongside our patent work, we also have a 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 European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) as well as representing our clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) 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.
If IP protection opportunities and threats are found at the right stage of the design process, they can benefit the end product design and its commercial success. This IP Toolkit marries up the stages of your product development process to relevant IP considerations.
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.