Industrial chemistry

Our early work advising industrial chemistry organisations means you can draw on our century of expertise in this field.

Protecting industrial chemistry inventions is uniquely challenging. But our team of highly experienced specialist patent attorneys put us – and you – in a uniquely strong position.

Protecting inventions in industrial chemistry brings its own challenges, distinct from those found in the pharma/biotech field on the one hand and in the mechanical/engineering area on the other.  The European Patent Office and other patent offices around the world have developed particular approaches to examination of the clarity, sufficiency, novelty and inventiveness of patent applications for industrial chemical inventions. That’s why we have a team of highly experienced attorneys whose main focus is industrial chemistry.

Being prepared

We know that industrial chemistry clients often face oppositions at the European Patent Office – much more so than those in other fields. So our approach to drafting and prosecuting applications is mindful of potential opposition, ensuring we put our clients in the best possible position from the word go.

Our experience

Our firm has deep roots in the industrial chemistry world. Today, our technical expertise spans:


·         Adhesives

·         Agrochemicals

·         Battery and fuel cell technology

·         Catalysts

·         Elastomers 

·         Food technology

·         Hydrogel materials

·         Industrial biotechnology

·         Inks, coatings, colorants and pigments

·         Liquid and gaseous waste processing

·         Liquid crystal technology

·         Lubricants

·         Microfluids

·         Oil and gas processing technology

·         Petrochemicals

·         Polymers, polymerisation technology and moulded polymers

·         Powder coatings

·         Reactor control mechanisms

·         Speciality chemicals

·         Zeolites


Who we work with


Our industrial chemistry clients range from the world’s biggest corporations to small UK-based organisations, and include innovative universities and firms of patent attorneys around the world. Whether you’re a multinational or a start-up, we’re perfectly placed to plot your best possible route through the patent system.


Talk to Jim Denness for more details.

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