As one of London’s most experienced intellectual property law firms, we are fluent in patent law and its intricacies. We have extensive experience defending and prosecuting patent infringement claims and we can help to monetise your patent with bespoke licence agreements.
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. Plus, from start to finish, the process to file a patent application can take up to five years.
With all that in mind, 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 available and we can work with specialist patent attorneys to get your application underway.