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13 April 2015

Barker Brettell to work with Isis Innovation

Oxford University's commercialisation company, Isis Innovation, has appointed UK trademark and patent attorney Barker Brettell to its patent application panel.

Author: Mark Chatterley, reporter

Barker Brettell, a UK-based trademark and patent attorney, has secured a place on Oxford University's Isis Innovation panel.

The company will deal with Isis Innovation's patent applications for the next three years. Barker Brettell is one of four patent attorney firms on the panel.

Isis Innovation, Oxford University's research and technology commercialisation company, is the largest university patent filer in the UK.

Jennifer Atkinson, the partner at Barker Brettell that led the application, said: “We are very proud of our success in this tender. Our tender highlighted our strong commitment to support the academic community, along with our focus on client service levels and relationships. We also put together an attorney team with the depth and breadth of expertise to meet the requirements of Isis Innovation.  We look forward to a productive partnership with Isis Innovation over the coming years”. 

Isis Innovation has created more than 100 companies in the last 25 years.

Mairi Gibbs, head of operations at Isis Innovation, said: “The Isis patent portfolio is a substantial resource for the university as protection and commercialisation of intellectual property is one important route for achieving impact from university technology.”

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