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Intellectual Property


Patents | Trade Marks | Designs

Life Sciences & Chemistry

The patentability of life science technologies is one of the fastest developing areas of patent law, with high profile court cases regularly hitting the headlines.

Our team are experienced in helping clients to navigate the changing life science patent landscape to ensure the best protection for their technology. We also assist our clients in strengthening their commercial position by giving practical advice that can help to increase value in their business.


We are skilled in monitoring competitors' patent portfolios and identifying potential strengths and weaknesses. We can give opinions on freedom to operate, perform due diligence when our clients are preparing to expand their business, and pursue those who are infringing our clients' intellectual property rights.


Many of our life sciences team have a background in research science and understand the challenges of transforming research into a commercial product. We have particular experience in fields as diverse as medical devices, chemistry, microbiology, recombinant viruses, PCR, protein crystallography, flow cytometry, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, and antibodies.


We can also provide advice on Plant Variety Rights, Registered and Unregistered Design Rights and Supplementary Protection Certificates.


Life Sciences Intellectual Property Experts in Scotland


Our team in Edinburgh advise clients in the extensive medical research sector in Scotland which, benefitting from investment from the Scottish Government, is now responsible for £2.4 billion gross revenue for the Scottish economy.


Our IP attorneys in Scotland have a particular focus on Life Sciences, MedTech and Medical devices. They advise clients of all sizes in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications on an international scale, including in the USA and Europe. The team has experience advising start-up companies and entrepreneurs.


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