Chemical & Pharmaceutical

Schlich specialises in life sciences, with all attorneys having a first degree in a life science, with many also having a doctorate, before obtaining patent attorney qualifications. Our team of chemists and biochemists offer a combination of strong, technical knowledge with an experienced in the drafting and prosecution of patents in the UK, Europe and internationally.

Chemical & Pharmaceutical



We draft and file patent applications for new chemical inventions, ranging from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics to food products. Our clients range from small to medium sized enterprises to large multinational corporations. As a result of our wide variety of work, we are able to tailor our services to an individual client’s needs – no matter how big or small.


We have a vast amount of experience in obtaining patents not only in the UK and Europe but in countries across the globe from the Americas to Asia and everywhere in between, with the assistance of trusted patent attorneys in other jurisdictions. A detailed understanding of patent law across multiple jurisdictions helps us to assist our clients with preparing and executing global patent prosecution strategies in an effective manner.

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Chemical & Pharmaceutical

Oppositions & appeals

Contentious Work

Our Oppositions and Appeals teams are also active in contentious matters, be that attacking or defending patents. The team has decades worth of experience in handling multi-party EPO oppositions and appeals, including collaborating with other opponents where advantageous, and effectively presenting arguments in the written and oral parts of the proceedings.


In addition to securing patents for our clients, we also regularly advise on infringement risks arising from third party patent rights. We are able to conduct searches for relevant third-party patent rights that may be of relevance to our client’s commercial activities and advise accordingly on any infringement risks that we identify along with steps that can be taken to mitigate these risks.


Recent Insights

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Carolyn Palmer - Schlich

Our team of UK and European Patent Attorneys and Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys are highly knowledgeable and experienced in assisting clients with all aspects of their IP needs.

Contact us now to find out more about how we could help you and your business.