Patent Filing and Management Services

Briffa advise on filings ranging from simple consumer products to complex software and biotech patents. Briffa provides an expert service to suit your needs. Fees are fixed for each stage, allowing you to budget and spread the cost.

Our patent specialists work closely with associate patent attorneys to ensure an integrated, thought-through strategy and approach to identify and protect what is valuable, preserve your market edge and avoid wasting resources on getting a patent just because you can.

We can help you:

  • Decide on a sustainable and valuable patent strategy
  • Apply for a patent
  • Implement licensing and joint ventures for your patented technology
  • Protect know-how and trade secrets
  • Identify companies that are infringing your patents and take effective enforcement action in the High Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

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Understanding Patent Law

As some of the most experienced and highly sought-after patent lawyers in London, Briffa is fluent in patent law and its intricacies. We can advise you on all aspects of filing your patent and ensuring a successful strategy that maximises the value of your investments.

Patents can be filed for many types of new, technical inventions. The criteria for obtaining a patent in the UK are that the invention must be new, it must incorporate an inventive step, it must be capable of industrial application and it can’t fall into one of the excluded categories.

The patent application process is complicated — just one in twenty applicants get a patent without professional help. It’s also expensive — with professional help, applications typically cost upwards of £5,000 and may be significantly more expensive depending on the work involved. From start to finish, the process to file a patent application can take up to five years.

The decision to embark on patenting to protect your product needs careful consideration. Briffa can guide you as to whether patenting is the right decision for your business in the context of all other options and protections available.

European Patent Protection

Since 1978, it has been possible to file a European patent application to obtain a patent that may take effect in a number of countries. A European patent can be an easier and cheaper alternative to obtaining individual national patents in the member countries of the European Patent Convention (EPC). Members of the EPC are not necessarily members of the European Union (EU), although all current members of the EU are members of the EPC.

Our recent patent work

Briffa has helped many clients across a diverse range of disciplines with patents. From consumer electronics to artificial intelligence, whatever your sector we can help to protect your work and ensure it pays off. Some of the most common industries we advise include:

  • Consumer electronics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Smart fashion, like wearable electronics
  • Environmental technology
  • Software & hardware, such as complex systems for delivery of services or electronics

Key Practice Areas

Briffa’s highly trained team can assist you with a wide range of legal issues, from fixed-fee trade mark and design applications to dealing with IP disputes and drafting contracts. Contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange your free legal assessment.

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About Briffa

Briffa is a firm of leading intellectual property solicitors based in London. We’re creative, transparent and competitively priced — our highly skilled team provides the level of expertise and quick turnaround times you need to ensure your intellectual property and business interests remain protected.

We help clients across a broad range of sectors and we’re experts in brand strategy and IP portfolio management — our team can help your business grow, giving you a competitive edge that increases the value of your business for either investment or eventual sale.

If you would like some FREE advice on protecting your intellectual property and increasing your market share just request a FREE legal assessment with one of our intellectual property solicitors today.

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