Our Materials and Chemistry practice serves many industries. Recent work includes inventions relating to oil and gas processing, batteries, polymers, catalysis, mining and nutrition.

This is in addition to the chemical work outlined under our Life Sciences pages.


Our attorneys are qualified chemists and materials scientists who have all conducted academic or commercial research in their fields. They are therefore well placed to provide high-quality, thoughtful patent drafting. This ensures that all aspects of your inventions get the protection which they deserve.

Patents in this sector are amongst the most frequently opposed. Our team has substantial experience of advising on complex Opposition and Appeal matters before the European Patent Office. We couple excellent advocacy with an intimate understanding of the procedures and the tactics which get results. This experience, along with our drive to be fully engaged with clients’ commercial goals makes a strong case, when it matters.

Some of our key areas of expertise