Innovation is frequently the product of expensive investment and patents play a pivotal role in safeguarding your innovation and future returns on those investments.


The potential range of patentable innovations is vast and includes: mechanical devices; products and processes; pharmaceutical compositions and formulations;,  computer hardware and software; biotechnology, electronics and information technology; and new methods of doing business.


Our expert patent team, which covers all major industry sectors and technology specialisations, strive to ensure that clients receive the maximum return on their research and development investment by obtaining the broadest possible scope of protection for their innovation.

Proactive and strategic use of patents can:

  • safeguard your contracts;
  • generate new revenue streams;
  • attract investment capital;
  • optimise share price;
  • exclude competition; and
  • create advantageous positioning in key markets.

Patent expertise

Shelston IP patent expertise and services includes:

  • filing and prosecuting patent (and design) applications;
  • assignments and licensing;
  • searching and watching;
  • infringement and validity advice;
  • portfolio management and renewals;
  • due diligence;
  • oppositions;
  • litigation and dispute resolution;
  • commercialisation strategy and advice;
  • renewals; and
  • patent enforcement.

Patent expertise awards & recognition

IP Stars 2017 commentary:

‘One of the leading firms for patent prosecution’

“very pragmatic”

“excellent strategic advice and adherence to budgets”

“A firm you only have to provide instructions once and
able to provide quality follow up”


Highly Recommended firm listing Intellectual Asset Management (IAM 1000) 2018 commentary:

“Keeping future enforcement priorities firmly in mind, Shelston IP conducts an exceptional programme of core prosecution services. Value is added throughout the patent lifecycle by a straight-shooting litigation team and a long list of support functions, including assistance with securing funding and reacting to legislative changes in the IP environment.”

Shelston IP patent experts

Many of our 30 patent professionals have PhDs or Masters degrees in technical and science disciplines. Shelston IP experts not only ‘speak your language’ but quickly get to grips with the unique and patentable elements of your innovation.