Harrison IP attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of securing patent protection in the Life Sciences - biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, organic and inorganic chemistry.
We advise Universities, spin out companies and large and small pharmaceutical companies with respect to patentability, freedom to operate, opposition/revocation and supplementary protection certificates.
We work closely with clients to identify patent filing strategies which support both licensing and the development of patent portfolios in order to enable companies to secure a competitive position in businesses that depend on strong and enforceable intellectual property.
We have particular experience in cancer therapy and diagnostics, cardiovascular therapy, stem cells, especially embryonic stem cells, immunology, natural products, transgenic plants, tissue engineering, protein pharmaceuticals, fusion proteins and organic chemistry.
We also provide advice with respect to licensing and the negotiation of favourable terms when dealing with the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. If you would like to discuss any matters relating to licensing or negotiating a business deal, please contact Michael Harrison.
Our specialist Life Sciences attorneys are Michelle O'Neill, Michael Harrison, Julia D'Arcy, Barbara Diamant, Catherine Coombes and Michael Berkson.
Harrison IP has extensive experience in advising universities, SMEs and large companies in the area of mechanical engineering and in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for those inventions. We also advise on the patentability of inventions, freedom to operate, patent licensing and transfers and in opposition and appeal procedures.
In the field of mechanical engineering we have experience in handling a wide range of subject matter from simple mechanical devices to highly engineered and complex mechanical systems. Recent examples of subject matter handled by this firm include gearboxes and braking systems, production line machinery, heavy plant machinery, building materials, offshore engineering, flexible and rigid pipes, wind and wave energy systems and apparatus for garment manufacture.
We work closely with clients to identify patent filing strategies in order to enable companies to secure a competitive position reinforced by strong and enforceable intellectual property rights.
Contact one of our specialist engineering attorneys Michael Harrison, Adam Messulam, Alec Messulam, Chris Harrison and Michael Berkson.
Inventions involving software or business methods may be patentable in the UK, Europe, USA or elsewhere.
In the UK and Europe, software inventions are patentable if the invention makes a technical contribution with respect to the state of the art. For example, software inventions which improve the operation of computer hardware, provide a control system for the operation of a peripheral devices or improves the technical performance of hardware or software may be patentable. In the USA inventions do not need to have technical character to be patentable. Therefore a much broader range of inventions can be protected including business methods.
Harrison IP has extensive experience in advising universities, SMEs and large companies on the patentability of software and business method inventions and in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for those inventions. We have particular expertise in the areas of image processing, financial systems, point of sale systems, encryption, internet security, online sales, computer modeling, operating systems and software control systems.
In the field of electronic engineering we have experience in handling subject matter from single semiconductor devices through to complete network infrastructures. Recent examples of subject matter handled by this firm include field effect transistors, diodes, radio frequency, internet and satellite systems, amplifiers, resonators, radar systems micro electromechanical devices, battery management systems, wireless sensor networks and gaming machines. We also handle applications in the field of computer related hardware including processor design, and memory devices.
Our expert attorney in this area is Michael Harrison, Alec Messulam and Chris Harrison.
The attorneys in the trade marks team share many years of experience in-house, as well as in private practice, and can therefore offer sound and cost effective commercial advice.Brainstorming and trade mark creation
Searches, and advice on the freedom to use and register marks
Filing applications ( UK , Community Trade Marks, Madrid Protocol and foreign)
Inter parties proceedings such as oppositions, revocations, invalidation actions
Maintenance and renewals
Advice on infringement, and commercially-minded assistance in resolving trade mark disputes
Drafting and recording trade mark transactions such assignments and licences
Strategic advice on the management of trade mark portfolios, including assistance on streamlining and budgeting
Our specialist trade mark attorneys are Michael Harrison, Anne Lacaze and Natalie Brindle.
We act for clients ranging in size from SMEs and universities to large multinationals. We have particular experience in the fields of manufacturing; pharmaceuticals (prescription and OTC); medical equipment and devices; cosmetics & healthcare products; footwear and clothing; food and drink; household goods; building products; retail services; banking and finance; publishing and education.
Our trade mark services include:
Domain names represent a crucial extension of trade mark rights and we regularly assist our clients with registering their domain name, as well as enforcing their trade mark rights against illegitimate or potentially conflicting domain names when appropriate.
Disputes over online usage of trade marks are nowadays frequent, especially on domain name entitlement as domain names are granted on a first come first served basis. At Harrison IP, our trade mark team is experienced in handling such disputes and in particular in filing complaints with the appropriate authorities (including with eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program).
We also administer a watching service for an existing domain names held by clients. Such watches expose any potentially conflicting new domain registrations and allow them to be attempted to be transferred back to our clients as soon as possible.
Our specialist attorneys for this area are Anne Lacaze and Natalie Brindle.
Our attorneys have considerable experience in all aspects of the law relating to designs, including registered designs, unregistered design rights and copyright. We have dealt with design issues for products like toys, medical devices, footwear and clothing, containers for food and drink as well as shaped foods, and lighting systems.
We advise on every aspect of designs, including searches for registered rights throughout the world, particularly in Europe, UK and USA.
We can file registered design applications throughout the world, and advise on infringement and revocation of registered rights.
We can handle the renewals of your design registrations, as well as the transfer (assignment) of rights and the granting of licences.
Strategic advice can be provided on the management of design portfolios, including advising on budgeting.
Advice can be provided on copyright entitlement , correct notification and enforcement of copyright.
Our specialist copyright attorneys are Michael Harrison, Anne Lacaze and Alec Messulam.