British Steel case study

 Successful defense of a monopoly, ensuring further proceedings were withdrawn.  Our client, British Steel, is a UK based manufacturer of high-quality steel products, exported worldwide.   The matter Having advised on British Steel’s IP previously, Appleyard Lees was approached by the company to handle the defence of one of their existing European patents at the […]

Weir Minerals case study

Successful defense of a monopoly for a multinational manufacturer of mining equipment.  Our client, WEIR Minerals (WEIR), is a multinational manufacturer of mine dewatering equipment, with an annual revenue of almost £2.7 billion.   The matter While the majority of WEIR’s end users are based in Asia and North and South America, many of their […]

SNC Fibers case study

Successful revocation of a patent on behalf of a South African manufacturer of nanofiber products.   We represented Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company (SNC Fibers), a South African organisation that specialises in the manufacture of advanced biomedical nanofiber materials on a commercial scale.   The matter After being referred by their South African IP adviser, Appleyard Lees […]