Applying for a patent

Applying for a patent

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The first step to obtaining a granted patent is generally the preparation and filing of an Informal UK Patent Application. It is important that this document is professionally drafted because it ultimately defines the protection which the patent will provide.

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Foreign patent applications can take the date of the UK Patent Application if filed within a year. It is also possible to file patent applications in countries other than the UK prior to or in place of filing a UK Patent Application.

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If you decide to proceed with the application then formal patent applications will be filed within one year. These applications are then the subject of a patent search and subsequently an examination by the relevant patent authorities. Once the patent authorities of the relevant country are convinced that the invention is patentable, they will then grant a patent.

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Our patent experts can conduct in-house preliminary searches and prepare and file your patent applications in any country in the world. If you would like to apply for a patent, then please contact our team today to get started.

Applying for a patent