University research enables the creation and development of ideas and inventions that can deliver academic, social and economic benefits around the world. New innovations often result in the creation of new intellectual property and we know how important it is for universities to be able to identify and protect their intellectual property and maximise its commercial value, whilst maintaining their core aim of disseminating and publishing new ideas.
Our work with universities and their spin-outs covers the full spectrum of intellectual property rights advice and work, including original patent drafting, filing, prosecution, oppositions, freedom-to-operate and landscape searches, trade mark matters, licensing advice and help with IP contract drafting. We can also provide training to students, academics and IP administrators to improve their understanding of intellectual property and ensure it is properly identified and managed within your institution.
Our attorneys work across a range of technologies, drawing on their academic backgrounds in chemistry, physics, engineering and the biosciences. You can see from Our Expertise page that we have particular experience in a large number of technology sectors and we will ensure that you receive the best advice from the attorneys who will understand your areas of research.
We recognise that you have to balance the academic need to publish promptly whilst ensuring that all innovations are fully protected before they are made public. We have developed useful patent drafting strategies and techniques specifically for university applications which take into account the unique problems faced with patenting your research.
If you would like any further information on the services we offer and want to find out more about how we can help your university, please get in touch.