Home: Maucher Jenkins

Intellectual Property


Patents | Trade Marks | Designs

Industrial Biotechnology

At Maucher Jenkins, we understand the importance of industrial biotechnology and have experience of working with companies in this sector.

Industrial biotechnology involves the application of biotechnology to industrial processes using micro-organisms and enzymes for the sustainable production of biobased products.  Some examples of biobased products that can be produced using industrial biotechnology are alcohols, fuels, healthcare products, fabrics, plastics, chemicals, detergents, paper, textiles and bioenergy. 


With the increasing realisation that the resources of our world are limited, industrial biotechnology is an area that is rapidly developing and more and more industries are looking to develop biobased routes to manufacturing.  Industrial biotechnology has broad application and can be used in many areas, such as creating new plant-based biodegradable products; reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing; using the byproducts of existing manufacturing processes to product new products; and processing biomass in biorefineries to produce transport fuels, electricity, plastics or chemicals. 


At Maucher Jenkins, we understand the importance of industrial biotechnology and have experience of working with companies in this sector. Our attorneys have the technical knowledge and understanding to provide IP advice and assistance to companies within the area of industrial biotechnology. We can provide advice on IP strategy, assist in obtaining and enforcing patents, monitor third party patent publications and provide advice on the freedom to operate within this area.


Industrial Biotechnology 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.

Where would you like to go next?

This site uses cookies.

Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. For more detailed information on the cookies we use, please check our Privacy Policy

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.