Partner, Carpmaels & Ransford
Bruce’s chemistry practice covers both industrial and medicinal chemistry, encompassing polymer chemistry, composite materials, batteries and electrodes, food chemistry, catalysts, functional coatings, pigments and printing inks, apparel and textiles, laundry technology and targeted drug delivery. Bruce has a long and successful history in contentious proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO), appearing frequently before the Opposition Divisions and Technical Boards of Appeal. Bruce focuses much of his time on advising long-standing clients whose commercial interests lie in established technologies which can present a challenge in carving out commercially useful protection in a crowded patent landscape. As well as advising large multi-national corporations, Bruce has particular experience in collaborating with UK start-ups and SMEs to generate and grow patent portfolios for new developments in emerging sectors, particularly in cleantech.