We know that the Engineering and Designs sector is a complex area that requires deep technical expertise as well as a detailed understanding of the technologies and design issues involved. Our designs and engineering patent attorneys are more than just IP advisers – they have gained first-hand experience in medical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering and industrial design. This expertise allows for us to match each individual client with the best suited specialist patent attorney. We offer unparalleled technical insight and commercial sense to clients with interests ranging from simple household appliances to control systems for aircraft. Our engineering patent attorneys provide the same exceptional service no matter who you are or where you are based.
Being active members of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) as well as Anti Copying In Design (ACID) means we are well informed of the changes and challenges our clients face and are able to mitigate the risks.
• Air compressor technology
• Automotive engineering
• Control systems
• Construction equipment
• Exploration and distribution
• Healthcare products
• Internal combustion engines
• Marine engineering
• Medical delivery systems
• Paper manufacturing
• Plastics moulding
• Powertrain engineering
• Sports equipment
• Toys, games and playthings
Our clients are highly active in a wide range of fields, from medical device manufacturing to food technology, from automotive to plastics engineering. Our design and engineering patent work ranges from clients undertaking ground-breaking work in High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology to those making exciting progress in developing fields such as beverage dispensing household appliances. Our design clients include leaders in the fields of audio equipment, food products, medical devices and consumer electronics. All of our attorneys work with clients to protect their patents and designs, as well as enforcing their rights.
MEET THE Engineering and Designs TEAM
- Ongoing management of the large patent portfolio of a leading aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft.
- Ongoing representation of a pioneering High Speed Amphibian (HSA) company, managing its extensive patent portfolio, protecting key inventions in hydrodynamics.
- Successfully defended a leading developer of ballast water treatment systems against an European Patent Office (EPO) Opposition, which resulted in the patent being maintained unamended and the rejection of the opposition in its entirety.
"They come prepared to think around the issues, be creative and come up with solutions…they're results led and they really do go that extra mile on understanding the problems we have and trying to fix that for us; I think that's their real strength."
Client comment - client satisfaction survey
"[Boult Wade Tennant has] impressive depth of technical knowledge, excellent client care skills and fast turnaround times."
Chambers and Partners, 2017
"Its roster of patent attorneys – boasting sparkling academic credentials and a wealth of industry experience – take an inventive approach to supporting innovators." of all stripesclass="primary">IAM Patent 1000, 2017
“I think they stand head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of the very commercial approach to problem solving.”
Client comment – client satisfaction survey
98.88% of all RCDs go straight though to being granted, this compares to the average of 74.91%
European Union Intellectual Property Office
EPO Launches a Consultation on the...
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Registered Designs and Technical Function: CJEU...
In a ruling published last week, the CJEU has provided clarification as to when features of appearance of a product are solely dictated by the product’s technical function.