We have a wide range of experience in the engineering sector at all scales, spanning oil and gas, shipping, automotive, catering equipment, engineering plant design, heavy industry, precision tooling and engineering, semiconductor fabrication and various manufacturing industries. Our work in support of other sectors – such as medical devices, chemistry / biotechnology and energy – often draws upon our expertise in engineering when issues of manufacture and technology deployment arise.

Our team – many of whom have degrees in engineering, including at doctorate level – have advised on a wide range of IP disputes in the sector ranging from large-scale multinational arbitrations to patent, copyright and design litigation.

“Despite the intellectual prowess on offer, there are no ivory towers here and the firm is one of the most user-friendly outfits around”
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Example Cases

  • AutoStore v Ocado (robotics)
  • Philip Morris v Nicoventures (heat-not-burn tobacco)
  • Varian v Elekta (MRI / radiotherapy devices)
  • Saint Gobain v 3M (ceramic abrasives)
  • Eugen Seitz v KHS Corpoplast and Norgren (PET plastic technology)
  • Compact GTL v Velocys (gas to liquid conversion)
  • Corma v Hegler (extruded plastics)
  • Nichia v Seoul Semiconductors (LED manufacturing processes)
  • Rockwater v Coflexip (subsea pipe laying)