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Chemistry is a huge contributor to the global economy and chemical technologies are integral to the production of almost every type of consumer and commercial product.  At Elkington and Fife, we have broad experience in a range of chemical technologies, meaning that we are perfectly placed to advise you on chemical inventions.

The world’s chemical industry is responsible for more than 70,000 products and boasts an annual turnover estimated at $3 trillion. It is an industry that has confirmed its position as one of the largest contributors to the global economy.

Chemicals are now integral to the production of almost every type of consumer product as well as a mainstay of agriculture, manufacturing, construction and even the service industries. It also fuels itself as 26% of its output is now consumed by the chemical industry.

With so much at risk it is no surprise that this is an increasingly keenly contested field. As such, it is also a field in which maintaining strong IP rights and being able to both enforce your rights and effectively oppose those of your competitors is a crucial step towards guaranteeing your continued success.

Our experienced team of chemical attorneys have helped an enormous range of industries (including rubber and plastics, textiles, petroleum refining, oil and gas, pulp and paper and primary metals) protect what is theirs and stop competitors from putting potentially disastrous obstacles in their way.

Meet the team
Richard Gillard
Richard has 20 years of experience in the full range of patent services, including drafting, prosecution, opposition and opinion work.
Oliver Kingsbury
A qualified European and UK Patent Attorney since 2002, Oliver has experience in providing a broad range of IP support.
Richard Cooke
Richard joined E + F in October 2005 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2008 and a European Patent Attorney in 2010.
Glyn Truscott
Glyn's practice spans a wide range of biotechnology subject-matter, from combination immunotherapies to PCR-based diagnostic assays.
Samantha Busher
Samantha handles a full range of patent work, ranging from prosecuting applications, handling opposition and appeal work.
Lee Mullen
Lee prosecutes patent applications for a wide range of clients before the EPO and UK Patent Office, handling a diverse range of subject-matter.
Erik Scheuermann
Erik has been practising intellectual property since 2003. Before joining the profession he studied Chemistry in Germany, France and the UK.
Henrietta Rooney
Henrietta specialises in the life sciences, with particular expertise in biotherapeutics. Henrietta joined Elkington and Fife in 2016.
Paul Brookes
Paul enjoys working on a broad range of chemical subject-matter. Specialising in synthetic chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Andy Nicoll
Andy specialises in pharmaceuticals and nutrition. He has experience prosecuting patent applications in many major jurisdictions.
Sally Kennedy
Sally specialises in the chemical field, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals.
our patent sectors
Whilst our work spans a wide range of subject areas, the majority falls within the following sectors: