An innovation explosion in the field of materials science has led to an extensive need to protect and commercialise our clients IP.

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As one of the fastest growing market segments in the manufacturing industry, an innovation explosion in the field of materials science has led to extensive business opportunities to uncover, protect and commercialise novel materials ideas and applications.

Shelston IP’s team of attorneys have advanced qualifications and experience in materials science, including polymers, metals and alloys, biocompatible materials and nanoscale materials.

We work with inventors from universities, start-ups and established research institutes and global leading companies across the full technical spectrum including, bioactive polymeric materials, surface coatings, photoluminescent materials, fire retardants, alloys (such as MAX phases), graphenes, highly transmissive siloxane polymers for photonics, microporous membranes and biocompatible materials to name just a few. Our staff are also familiar with synthetic and characterisation methods such as PACVD, milling and sintering, X-ray crystallography and neutron diffraction.

Our team is particularly skilled in assisting our clients to successfully commercialised their products both start up and established businesses.

Our proven success in recent years includes assisting a large privately-owned healthcare company secure significant royalty streams on the basis of its patent protection of highly stable biocidal polymers, and providing a start-up in the fields of electronic devices and membrane filtration, grow into a successful business through creation, management and commercialisation of their inventions. In both instances their patent portfolios have assisted them in taking a strong position in licensing deals and contentious matters.