Patent Attorney

Patents protect inventions, which can include products, components or processes.

By obtaining the protection of a patent as an inventor you are ensuring that you can take legal action if someone tries to copy, use or make your invention without permission. A patent gives you the sole right to make, use and sell your invention irrespective of whether other third parties arrived at the invention independently of the patent holder’s insight and knowledge.

In today’s competitive business world you need to move fast to protect your intellectual property rights as soon as you generate a new idea for a product or process. If someone moves quicker than you, copies your invention and applies for a patent before you do it can be extremely difficult, costly and time-consuming to claim that it was in fact your idea in the first place.

Although securing a patent can be complicated and time-consuming (some two to four years from the application to a grant of a UK patent) the benefits of acquiring protection for an invention could far outweigh the disadvantages. Patent ownership allows the holder to exploit the patented technology exclusively whether themselves or by licensing the technology to third parties and therefore patents can be extremely valuable assets to individuals and business. We can help a business realise the value of an idea, and support an individual or business through the application process.

How we can help

Our team will make it easy for you to understand the big picture which begins with advice for you on your initial idea, whether it is new, not obvious to a skilled person, is capable of being made or used in any kind of industry, is not excluded under the law and therefore eligible to be protected by a patent.

Sometimes a business cannot get the patent it needs because of an existing patent. Our team can advise on the likely success of challenging patents both in the UK and abroad.

Our team can also help you look at creating new revenue streams through licensing your invention or ultimately selling the invention as an asset.

If you would like to speak to a patent attorney on 01283 526200, alternatively you can send us a message.

Business Contracts

During the lifetime of your business, you will need a wide range of commercial contracts. If you don’t have meticulously drafted and agreed contracts you could face a host of expensive, time-consuming, legal problems.


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Mergers and Acquisitions

Else’s business solicitors in Burton on Trent are experts at managing mergers and acquisitions.


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Terms & Conditions

Else’s commercial solicitors will draft terms and conditions that will save you from expensive future conflicts and time-consuming inconveniences.


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Franchise Agreements

Else’s business solicitors have the right blend of experience and knowledge to advise on the complexities of business franchising.


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Limited Liability Partnership Agreements

Else’s team of business solicitors in Burton on Trent are specialists at drafting Limited Liability Partnership agreements.


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Corporate Reorganisation

Else’s business solicitors handle a range of corporate reorganisation cases with outstanding expertise.


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Shareholders Agreements

If there no formal written shareholder agreement then the relationship between shareholders and their company is regulated by the company’s constitutional documents (Memorandum and Articles of Association).


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Joint Venture Partnerships

Else have a team of business solicitors in Burton on Trent that are experts when it comes to joint venture partnership agreements.


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Company Secretarial Services

At Else we have a team of corporate and commercial solicitors in Burton upon Trent that provide expert company secretarial services.


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Solicitors On Site

Else Solicitors offer a ‘Solicitors On Site’ service for businesses that require legal support, but do not want to bear the staffing costs of a permanent in-house legal team.


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Copyright Law

Copyright is the method of protecting original recorded materials, giving the owner (the author) the sole right to use, reproduce, or license others to use, the work.


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Cookies, Data Protection & Internet Law

Information technology and e-commerce have dramatically changed the way we do business in the 21st century.


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Patent Attorney

Patents protect inventions, which can include products, components or processes.


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Trademark Attorney

A trade mark is a word, image or logo that distinguishes an organisation, business, company or individual and its/their products and services from the competition. It establishes your “brand”.


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Research & Development Agreements

Research and development produces real innovation and huge value to businesses.


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Experience in handling business mergers and acquisitions, disposals, corporate re-organisations, company share buy back, management buyouts, venture capital and private equity investment, and joint venture and partnership agreements.

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Adam Gilbert

Partner - Head of Corporate & Commercial

Greg gained his expertise working for a large regional law firm providing legal services to financial institutions, universities and a group of engineering and construction consultants.

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Greg Bullock

Associate - Dental, Corporate & Commercial

Ashley joined Else Solicitors in April 2017 as a Trainee Solicitor and is a member of the Corporate and Commercial team led by Partner Adam Gilbert.

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Ashley Taylor

Corporate & Commercial Solicitor

Franzi has a LLB Law degree from the University of Derby and a Masters of Laws in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law in Birmingham.

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Franzi Poxon

Trainee Solicitor

How can we help?

Get in touch.

At Else, we pride ourselves on having experience in dealing with a wide range of disputes.

Our team always strive to find the most practical, timely, and cost-effective solution for our clients.

We will use the full range of options available to us; from mediation and negotiation to court action at whatever level is appropriate.

To speak to one of our trusted professionals contact us on 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.