Everything is made up of matter and chemistry is the study of the properties and uses of matter. Chemistry is therefore involved in some way in almost everything that we encounter every day. It follows that the chemical sector embraces a multitude of diverse technologies from power generation to pharmaceuticals, from communications to adhesives and from material science to nanotechnology. Chemistry is therefore a crucial component in solving many of the problems facing the world today.

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Beck Greener has its roots based firmly in the chemical sector having worked for over 40 years with two multinational Fortune 500 chemical companies, each having diverse interests in many different subsectors of the industry including food processing, polymers, medical gases and speciality chemicals. Over this period, we have worked directly with their in-house attorneys becoming an invaluable extension of the patent department of each company.

Our experience in the sector has been recognised by many smaller companies over the years with whom we now work, enabling us to engage with a wide range of technologies, both evolutionary and revolutionary. We therefore understand the challenges faced by the chemical industry and, with our wide range of scientific backgrounds, we are perfectly positioned to help protect innovative solutions to these challenges and to preserve the freedom of our clients to work in often crowded spaces within the sector.

‘Beck Greener's practice is unique in that they provide a high level service from the person that actually does the work. They also have a team that has been together for a long time, which seems to say a lot about their culture. They also have the great ability to clarify issues in a simple straightforward manner – this has led to great success in obtaining EP patents. Their strengths include an in-depth knowledge of both EPO practice and the chemical arts that gives confidence that your matter is being handled in the proper fashion.'

The chemical team at Beck Greener routinely defends the rights of our clients and challenges the rights of their competitors at post-grant proceedings at the EPO.  The strength and depth of the team ensures that we enjoy an excellent record of success at both opposition and appeal.  This record has resulted in Beck Greener becoming the “go-to” firm for our larger clients in respect of difficult cases where we are asked to take over the appeal following an adverse decision at first instance.

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