Patents

Patents are extremely valuable commercial tools.  Not only can they be used to prevent others from selling, making or importing an invention without the owner’s permission, but they can also be used as leverage in business negotiations.  In certain circumstances, patents can even be utilised to secure reduced rates in UK Corporation Tax.

Patents protect technical developments, such as the way in which something works, what it is made of, how it is made or perhaps even how it is used.

We can advise you on whether an invention is patentable and, if so, to what extent.  This can set expectations and can also help you reach an informed decision about whether or not incurring the cost of patent protection is appropriate for a given idea.

We can help you to secure patents in the UK, in Europe, and around the world.  Our broad range of technical expertise means that, whatever your area of technology, we will be able to give you sensible and practical advice in a language you’ll understand.