Chemical Synthesis & Processes

The highest calibre of advice across a wide spectrum of chemistry

Chemical Synthesis & Processes

Formidable advocates with extensive experience of the EPO opposition and appeal procedure

The breadth and depth of knowledge provided by the brightest and best talent in our industry allows the team to provide the highest calibre of advice across a wide spectrum of chemistry. Our overriding objective is to protect our clients’ innovations and maximise their competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The team has specialist skills in catalysts and catalytic processes; the varied aspects of polymer synthesis, characterisation and processing; alternative reaction media such as ionic liquids and supercritical water; reactor design and process engineering; encapsulation technology & coatings; and specialty chemicals such as dyes and pigments, agrochemicals, surfactants, photo-chemicals, adhesives and cements, and excipients.

Our clients range from start-ups and growing businesses to global market leaders such as DuPont Teijin Films, Cytec Industries, Cristal and Shin-Etsu Chemical. We are excited to work with such innovative and dynamic businesses, and committed to emulating their dynamism and creativity.

Successful opposition defences of Cristal’s titanium dioxide patents

Cristal is a global manufacturer of titanium dioxide and specialty titanium products. Carpmaels was entrusted with defending oppositions against four of Cristal’s key European patents, covering areas from production of titanium dioxide from ore to pigment products having commercially valuable properties. After multiple hearings before the EPO Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal, this series of oppositions finally came to a successful close in February 2016, with all four of Cristal’s patents being maintained in the form as granted.