From small, independent UK manufacturers, through to huge multinational companies, the manufacturing 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. At the same time, the rapid pace of change within the sector, along with lower margins have created challenging times.
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 focus on realistic, practical and commercially viable advice has allowed us to help new and existing clients through difficult market conditions. Our understanding of licensing and accurate due diligence has resulted in lucrative deals and portfolio re-modelling.
Whatever your sub-sector, 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 manufacturing group 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