AA Thornton & CO, Intellectuall Property Law

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Our partners and attorneys are highly qualified and highly experienced to advise you in all areas of Intellectual Property law. We advise start-ups, SMEs, and multinational corporations and ensure that your inventions, brands and designs are expertly protected.

Our specialist teams cover a huge range of industries and technical fields, from chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to electronics, engineering and physics, to fashion, food and retail.

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Latest publications


IP Audits – What are they, and why should you have one?

Every business will have some form of intellectual property (IP) – not just those that deal with technology. This article….


AA Thornton’s Guide to Government Grants, Loans and Tax Relief for Innovative SMEs and Start-ups

There are many grants available to innovative small businesses, and a wealth of funds available. There are various cash grants….


 The ‘Bell’ report

A report to the UK government has recently published, with the aim of bringing into focus the next 20 years of UK government policy in the ‘health life sciences’ sector…..


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Latest news


Expected reduction of EPO fees

The European Patent Office management has put forward a proposal to reduce its fees. If adopted by the Member States of the European Patent Organisation….


AIPPI 2017- Partner Mike Jennings reports

Partner Mike Jennings has now returned from the AIPPI’s World Congress in Sydney. Whilst there, Mike…


EPO Guidelines for Examination 2017

The EPO updates the Guidelines for Examination annually and this years’ revised edition comes into effect from 1 November 2017…..


 

“Halliburton has worked with AA Thornton & Co. for nearly 40 years, and we are delighted with the service they have provided during our many years of working together. Their expertise in the oil and gas sector has been invaluable to help us achieve our commercial objectives. Their large patents team has helped us across the broad range of different technologies we handle, and they are very approachable and commercially-minded.”

Clive Menezes, Senior VP & Chief Patent Counsel, Halliburton

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