These industries are characterised by the interaction of highly engineered products with the real world, resulting in inventions that span mechanical engineering, aerodynamics and materials science. Our attorneys have worked at the cutting edge of this sector for many years and are quick to seize the complex interplays between different technical fields that underpin our clients' innovations.
Our team has considerable experience of drafting, prosecuting and advising on patents and designs in the mechanical sector. Our work in this sector is varied: a reflection of the breadth of mechanical engineering itself. Recent instructions include advice on patent protection for robotic motion and control systems, motion simulators, innovative eco heating systems and linear power generators.
We also regularly advise on infringement risks in the automotive/aerospace field. Recent work has included advising on the development and launch of an advanced off-road vehicle for a major defence manufacturer and patent filings and freedom-to-operate advice on a range of supercars.
We act for an international luxury goods manufacturer. They require strong protection for their industrial designs across a diverse set of countries, each of which has different requirements for granting design protection. Using our multi-jurisdictional expertise, we have developed a comprehensive strategy for the protection of their designs. We work closely not only with our client’s designers but also their public relations team to identify new designs, coordinate the filing of registered design applications and manage the timings of those applications to mesh with our client’s product launches.
We ensure that our client's design protection extends not just to their own products but also to related merchandise, to support their licensing activities.