A patent is an intellectual property right granted by a country's government as a territorial right for a limited period. Simply, it’s a document that claims you are the legal owner of the content within.
Patents are vital when investing in and pursuing research and development. Not only do they make it illegal for anyone except the owner or someone with the owners permission to make, use, import or sell the invention in the country where the patent was granted, they are a intangible asset that can be sold, licensed and rented.
Importantly they provide investors and potential licensees with confidence to collaborate with the patent owner, knowing their investment will be underpinned by a legal right.
Provide an honest appraisal on your project and examine your project for patent suitability.
Make suggestions to improve the commerciality of your design.
Undertake a patent search prior to proceeding with the application process.
Make suggestions that may improve your chances of obtaining a grant.
Prepare and file your UK, International patent application and pursue it through to grant.
Deal with any IPO objections and maintain and file renewals.
Advise on ways of leveraging your IP rights, including using the Patent Box.
Assist with the transfer of your rights to a third party.