Shelston IP professionals have deep expertise and experience in various aspects of polymer science, including polymer synthesis (free radical polymerisation, emulsion and suspension polymerisation, RAFT polymerisation, polymerisation catalysts), and polymer processing, such as extrusion, injection moulding and reactive extrusion.
We also have considerable experience relating to polymers for use in pharmaceutical compositions and medical devices, bio-polymers, tissue engineering, biodegradable polymers, polymer (nano) composites, conducting polymers, stimulus responsive polymers, polymer materials useful in sensor devices, silicone compositions, synthetic fibres and textiles, polymeric membranes, adhesives and polymeric coatings.
Our combined years of experience ensures we provide commercially focused end to end IP strategies for our clients in all areas of polymer science.
In recent years, we have applied our expertise in polymer science to drafting applications in a variety of fields including,
- Drafting patent applications for a major university regarding reactive polymeric mixtures. These mixtures react during processing (extrusion) and exhibit superior toughness and strength compared to conventional polymers. They are also biodegradeable.
- Assisting a start-up company in protecting its invention relating to reinforced polymer composite materials utilising very short fibres. The resulting composite materials have superior mechanical properties compared to the conventional glass fibre reinforced materials.
- Advising a major university as to the patentability of inventions relating to polymeric pharmaceutical formulations for use in the treatment of asthma and tuberculosis.