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Applying for a Patent
Applying for a Patent
Applying for a patent is a fundamental step for most inventors, and it’s worthwhile understanding the application process before diving in....
Counteracting Patent Infringement
Counteracting Patent Infringement
This article looks at ways in which to counteract potential and proven patent infringement whilst resorting to legal proceedings as a last resort...
Design Patents
Design Patents
Inventions often have a distinctive or radical appearance, which can be an important part of their marketing and appeal to potential customers. This article looks at…...
How to Do Your Own Preliminary Patent Search
How to Do Your Own Preliminary Patent Search
A preliminary patent search can help in many ways when developing a new invention, and thanks to online search menthods, it’s easier than ever to do this yourself....
Obtaining Plant Patents When Discovering New Varieties of Plant
Obtaining Plant Patents When Discovering New Varieties of Plant
Innovation in plant breeding, and the creation of new varieties, are interesting aspects of the intellectual property system, often overlooked by overviews of…...
Patent Examining Procedure
Patent Examining Procedure
Understanding the procedure for patent application and examination is important for inventors, both in terms of planning the next steps, and in drafting the…...
Patent Marks and Patent Pending
Patent Marks and Patent Pending
This article looks at patent marks and patent pending and examines when you should use the phrase patent pending on your invention...
Patent Search
Patent Search
An introduction to searching for patents online using the European Patent Office website, and how understanding patents can help inventors to make the most of their…...
Trade Marking a Name For Your Invention
Trade Marking a Name For Your Invention
This article looks at the reasons for trademarking a name and also explores how to go about doing so...
Understanding Patent Rules as a Budding Inventor
Understanding Patent Rules as a Budding Inventor
The patent system is complicated, but the rules arise from the implications and interpretations of a few criteria, which, on the face of it, seem fairly simple....
When Should You Patent?
When Should You Patent?
Invention is rarely a simple or linear process, and knowing when to file a patent is to a large extent a compromise between the forces affecting your progression from…...
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