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Electronics, Information & Communications Technology

The sector heading hints at the breadth of the technology that we cover – while electronics is at the core of our practice it is no longer sufficient to cover the myriad diverse technologies that are now handled by our team.

Our team, numbering almost 50 fee earners, is one of the largest in Europe and has a diverse range of specialisms. We are at the forefront of technologies that are poised to revolutionise society, including 5G telecommunications, autonomous vehicle technology and artificial intelligence. We work for start-up companies in niche technology areas and universities at the cutting edge of research, right through to global multi-nationals.

Many of our team members have enhanced degrees and PhDs in advanced technologies, some have worked in the electronics and telecoms industries, and others have experience as patent examiners. Our expertise covers technologies including semiconductor devices and processes, communications protocols, display devices and home automation, materials, digital electronics, optics and optical communications, robotics, navigational electronics and devices, medical electronics, computer systems, software and AI. Drafting and prosecuting patents underpins our work in this sector, and we have extensive experience in managing and implementing substantial filing and prosecution programmes at the EPO and throughout the world. At the same time, the level of contentious work continues to increase. Our patent attorneys have significant exposure to appeal and opposition proceedings before the EPO, while our in-house team of lawyers is on hand to assist with infringement issues and other contentious matters, as well as drafting and negotiating the full range of commercial agreements.

  • Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022 by the Financial Times

  • Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Conference

  • Venner Shipley recommended in JUVE Patent Rankings UK 2022

  • The Ghost in the Machine

  • Akademie Heidelberg CII advanced workshop – Computer-implemented inventions in patent practice

  • Financial Time’s, Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2021

  • G1/19: Auswirkungen auf KI-Erfindungen

  • G1/19 – what does it mean for AI?

  • Venner Shipley featured in World IP Review