Material science reaches into all corners of the modern world, accounting for its rapidly developing commercial relevance. It has become the basis of important innovations in drug delivery systems, medical devices, prostheses, electronic circuits, sustainable energy technologies, and aircraft composites, to name but a few. The ever-increasing commercial importance of material science reflects the need for businesses to secure adequate protection for their intellectual property rights.
Material science is an interdisciplinary field encompassing physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Often, a seemingly small alteration in a physical or chemical parameter of a material can provide a significant and innovative advancement in the physical, chemical, mechanical, and other functional properties of the material.
Our attorneys have specialist experience in these disciplines, enabling them to understand the intricacies of material science-based inventions, and optimally placing them to assist with the protection, enforcement and defence of intellectual property rights.
Our attorneys are able to provide intellectual property assistance in relation to a wide range of fields relating to material science including:
- biomedical materials;
- electronic, optical and magnetic materials;
- energy materials;
- metals and alloys;
- nanomaterials; and
- polymers and plastics.