Due Diligence prior to corporate acquisition

Strix is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls and other components and devices involving water heating and temperature control, steam management and water filtration. Strix has 60% of the global kettle control...

Developing a licencing strategy

Camurus AB is a Swedish research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology company specialising in the commercialisation of innovative specialty medicines for treating serious and chronic diseases, where there are clear medical needs and potential to...

FTO advice - patent landscaping

This client is a rapidly growing UK based pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer. They specialise in bringing to market a range of quality, cost effective products that meet the challenges of modern day healthcare delivery. The client was looking to...

Plotting out an IP Roadmap for a client

airMont AS is a small Norwegian start-up that provides digital services directed to improving air quality. Dehns has worked with airMont since their inception, advising on matters relating to IP and innovation management. airMont had been very busy...

Advising a UK SME on a licence agreement with a US company

Ketonex offers the custom design and synthesis of high performance engineering thermoplastics for additive layer manufacturing (ALM) techniques. All their products are based on the polyetherketone platform, and Ketonex provides services such as: polymer...

Due Diligence prior to M&A transaction

EQT is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 40 billion worth of assets under management across 20 active global funds. EQT funds have 141 portfolio companies with 159,000 employees, generating c. EUR 27 billion in total revenues. In...

IP portfolio valuation for internal purposes

After many years of working with Dehns, a medium-sized Norwegian technology company requested a valuation of the entire IP portfolio to present to shareholders and to help inform decisions being made by the board. After a decade of working alongside Dehns...

Helping an SME win investment

Dehns first started working with this renewable chemicals company in 2006. The company was founded in 2003 to develop and commercialise advanced microbial technology for the production of renewable chemicals and biofuels. Dehns Partner and patent attorney...

Keeping things a trade secret

A small UK-based start-up focussed on providing cloud-based analytics services contacted Dehns IP Consultant Sam Cleary about an idea that they had been working on in relation to a software product  that used AI algorithms to improve their...

Funding application support

Dehns has been working with this particular University Technology Transfer Office for almost 10 years. The TTO had submitted an application for funding for one of their projects but it was initially rejected because they had overlooked the importance of...

Responding to Examiner's objections to secure patent protection

Optonor AS is a small but long-established Norwegian company which designs high-tech laser systems which can analyse products and materials to identify potential faults and/or weaknesses in their structure. The systems are based on modern interferometric...

Using the Green Channel for fast examination and grant of a UK patent

MyEnergi is a young and growing UK company designing and manufacturing renewable energy products for the home, such as the “zappi”, a multi-award winning eco-smart electric vehicle charger, and the “eddi”, a controller for solar power...

Filing third-party observations against the patentability of an application

Dehns was first introduced to Bob Briscoe in late 2015 when he was working as the Chief Research Scientist in Communications Systems at Simula Research Laboratory AS, Norway. Simula is a Norwegian non-profit research organisation, affiliated with the...

Creating multidisciplinary teams for e-health

NTNU Technology Transfer is the Technology Transfer Office for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim in Norway, and with whom Dehns has worked for many years. This project required the assembly of a Dehns inter-disciplinary...

Helping a medtech start-up go global

ConceptoMed AS was founded in March 2012 by an entrepreneurial team comprising a medical doctor, an industrial designer and an experienced business adviser. The aim of the company is to develop and commercialise smart medtech solutions, starting with product...

Defending portfolios and reassuring investors

Green Biologics Ltd. is a market-leading renewable chemicals company focused on developing and delivering new green alternatives for everyday products. The company was founded in 2003 to develop and commercialise advanced microbial technology for the...

Supporting the growth of a medtech company

Creavo Medical Technologies is developing diagnostics technology for acute medical settings. The company was spun out from the University of Leeds in 2014; however Dehns have been working with the inventors at the University of Leeds since 2010.   ...

Overcoming objections from the EPO

Isansys Lifecare Ltd is an Oxfordshire-based company which provides wireless patient monitoring services and systems for digital health. Dehns first worked with Isansys when they were referred to us in 2011. Dehns Partner Laura Ramsay drafted and filed...

An innovative solution to help improve the care of asthma in children

digiDoc Technologies AS (digiDoc) is a small Norwegian medtech start-up with whom Dehns has been working since 2014 when we drafted and filed their first patent application, with corresponding applications now pending in the US and Europe.  During this...

Explaining the differences between US patent practice and European patent practice

The client is an SME dedicated to developing new therapeutics. Dehns has been working with this particular client since 2014. As a relatively young company, the client had little prior knowledge or experience of the patent system and were particularly...

Due diligence on an IP portfolio to assist with acquisition

EQT is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 37 billion in raised capital across 24 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees....

Defending a patent infringement case before the IP Enterprise Court and Court of Appeal

Dehns acted for Freyssinet Ltd, part of the global Freyssinet group and a leading provider of civil engineering technology, when they and barrister Lindsay Lane successfully defended a patent infringement case before the IP Enterprise Court and Court of...

Protecting brands against imitators

Pret a Manger ( known as ‘Pret’) is one of the UK’s best known upmarket sandwich shop chains, and has been a client of Dehns for over 15 years.  Dehns has  created a global IP strategy to protect Pret’s  IP rights,...

Resolving objections within a short time frame

Oxford University Innovation Limited (OUI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Oxford. OUI manages the University’s technology transfer and consulting activities and provides an innovation management service to clients around the world. ...

Structuring IP to allow multiple licensing without conflict

Camurus AB is a Swedish research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology company specialising in the commercialisation of innovative specialty medicines for treating serious and chronic diseases, where there are clear medical needs and potential to...