Like many countries China provides support for its innovative sector. As part of the wider ‘Made in China 2025’ policy to move China’s economy from a manufacturing to an innovation base, this has included direct financial incentives to file for patent protection locally and internationally. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Chinese companies have caught on quickly.
The key to effective patent management is having the right strategy. So that’s the logical place to start when looking at your needs and how we can work together.
We’ve advised businesses large and small on the development of offensive and defensive patent strategies. We’ll first take the time to understand your business objectives and commercial goals, then combine that insight with due diligence and a full audit of your portfolio, as well as a review of the technical landscape if needed. This makes sure that we give you the best advice, and that we devise the right strategy for you.
We work with our clients to develop and implement their patent asset management programmes. We carry out IP audits and reviews, identify and negotiate targeted strategic acquisitions and disposals, and we draft all forms of intellectual property and related agreements, including R&D, technology transfer, software development and licensing agreements.
All our patent attorneys have science or engineering backgrounds and 'real-world experience' in their respective disciplines. Many have worked in-house, while some have lectured at universities. Together they combine an aptitude for science and technology with an in-depth knowledge of patent law and a clear strategic focus on the business objectives of their clients.