Manufacturing, Engineering & Automotive
From small, independent UK manufacturers and engineering firms, through to huge multinational companies, our sector group has years of industry knowledge and extensive mechanical litigation and prosecution experience.Â
Regardless of size, we understand the need for these clients to have control over their supply chain, market focus and above all, continuous investment in research and development.
In recent years, we have worked with clients to investigate ways in which they can qualify for the [Patent Box] tax relief for their products and services covered by patents.
Our team includes not only scientists with post-doctoral research experience, but also industry veterans who understand the challenges and pressures of being a client.Â We work across all areas of manufacturing and engineering spectrum, including the medical devices, aerospace, cleantech, energy and automotive areas.
Clients value our approach to IP portfolio management. We pride ourselves on not only offering the highest level of worldwide patent registration and opposition work, but also on working closely with a number of clients in licensing negotiations, technology transfer and government contracts, IP audits, M&A and related aspects of corporate finance.
Whatever your sub-sector within manufacturing or engineering, whether you are a packaging or a metals manufacturer, an operator in the pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace or automotive industry, or a supplier to any of them, our group of attorneys will work with you to maximise your IP portfolio.
Our multi-disciplined team work across all areas of this sector managing IP assets in a manner that both minimises risk and maximises rewards
Being a part of this global community is important to us and we support a number of key events each year. We also regularly contribute to a number of industry publications.
Manufacturing Technologies Association
We are pleased to be a member of the Manufacturing Technologies Association. The MTA is a trade association, that represents the UK machine tool and and manufacturing technology sector.Â We actively work with fellow members to raise the understanding of IP issues within the community.
We are members of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), and work with members to promote IP and support the North East's automotive industry.Â
Royal Academy of EngineeringÂ
We are proud to be working with the Royal Academy of Engineering and their Enterprise Hub members. It is fantastic to work with the innovative RAE cohorts and we recently attended the launch of the Taylor Centre, a new home for the hub.Â