We have in-depth technical expertise in software, electronics, mechanical engineering and energy.

All our patent attorneys and trainees have a background in science or engineering, most to PhD level, before moving to work in the legal sector.

As a guideline, we work in the following areas.

Electronics

We have extensive experience in industries such as semiconductors.  Our responsive approach means we manage a portfolio with minimal backlogs and can respond quickly in emergency situations. Our pragmatic approach ensures effective cooperation for portfolio management, and our creative attitude means that we find flexible solutions when the unexpected happens.

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  • Microelectronics
  • MEMS
  • Embedded systems
  • Analogue, digital and mixed signal integrated circuits
  • Digital image sensors
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Telecoms

Physics

Our highly skilled and thoughtful technical team has experience in working with academic and industrial clients on complex and highly innovative subject matter.  We act for several Universities and have good working relationships with professors and similar colleagues in both academic and commercial settings.  In particular, when a technology is at an early stage of development we take a strategic view of how the scope of protection can be maximised.

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  • Photonics
  • Optics
  • Lasers
  • Holographic lithography
  • Solid state physics
  • Semiconductors.

Software

It is often thought that software cannot be patented, but that is far from the truth.  Innovations can be patented if they present some kind of novel technical advance.  Our pragmatic guidance on protection strategies also takes into account the tensions between the fast-moving field of software development and the slower-moving patent system.  We are also familiar with legal systems in different jurisdictions, in particular the USA, which means we can offer pragmatic advice for startups and scaleups which have global ambitions.

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  • Information technology
  • Medical imaging
  • Security imaging systems
  • Computer networking
  • Speech recognition
  • Fintech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Consumer apps
  • Social media

Mechanical

Our advice is always rooted in an understanding of the relevant commercial context. As well as getting to grips with the technology involved, we also ask the question of how your IP will be of use to secure your competitive advantage.

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  • Oil and gas technology
  • Automotive technology
  • Aerospace
  • Space
  • Biomedical
  • Construction and building
  • Manufacturing
  • Power and energy networks

“Following our recent work completed by Scintilla, I would like to thank Peter and the team for the professionalism whilst preparing our patent application for our Off Grid Power solution and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Paul Brooks Snr, CCL