New chemical entities

Our Pharmaceuticals team is responsible for some of the most valuable NCE patents and SPCs in Europe

New chemical entities

We advise on every aspect of the patent lifecycle from drafting and prosecution to securing additional exclusivity through SPCs

Our Pharmaceuticals team has been entrusted with responsibility for some of the most valuable NCE patents and SPCs in Europe.

We are proud of our record of successfully defending our clients’ NCE patents in opposition and appeal proceedings: we have never lost an EPO defence of an NCE patent directed to a commercial product. We are able to field unrivalled teams of seasoned patent attorneys and litigators both defending and attacking such cases at the EPO and in national litigation throughout Europe.


Enforcement is simplified by strong patent protection, and Carpmaels & Ransford’s expertise in drafting and prosecution can reduce costs and uncertainty after grant. At the other end of a patent’s lifetime, Carpmaels & Ransford’s unmatched breadth of experience in SPCs can secure valuable additional exclusivity. We file more SPC applications than any other firm.