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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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Engineering


At Jenkins we have
considerable expertise
in the field of engineering,
with a number of our staff
being graduates in various engineering disciplines. 
 

With the UK having such a strong engineering tradition, we have been helping clients obtain patent protection in the field from our inception, and this strength has grown with the growth of the firm. 

Most of the development of the 20th century is now off-patent and public domain or in the last years of patent protection, but industry and innovation does not rest.  The more competitive an industry becomes, the more hard-fought are the battles over each incremental improvement.  This is why we are continually called upon to monitor competitors’ patent portfolios, identify potential strengths and weaknesses, give opinions on freedom to operate and pursue those who are infringing our clients’ intellectual property rights.

Our experience in the field of engineering is that patent offices are issuing patents at a higher rate than ever, and are as receptive as ever to arguments that improvements, even those which on their face may look small, are worthy of patent protection.

At the same time we are continually excited and surprised at the leaps and bounds our clients are making in pushing forward the bounds of engineering innovation.

Many of our team members have a background in engineering and advise clients across a wide range of engineering specialities, including:

  • Agricultural 
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Automotive engineering
  • Acoustic engineering
  • Construction 
  • Power 
  • Mining 
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Production line processes and products
  • Packaging
  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics 
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) 
  • Marine and offshore
  • Biomedical and surgical devices
  • Domestic appliances and household goods