A patent is an exclusive right granted by the state, which provides its owner with powerful patent protection for the technical innovation that they have created, whether this is a product or process. It grants the owner the right to stop anyone else commercially exploiting that innovation.
The protection provided by a patent enables you to maximise the competitive advantage provided by your invention and establish realisable assets from your investment in those innovations. Not only can a patent stop competitors utilising your technology, but it may also be licensed or sold to generate revenue. Read more about our specific services in relation to patent protection.
Our patent attorneys are experienced in obtaining the patents that you need to achieve your commercial goals, including patents in overseas markets through our network of carefully selected overseas associates. Find out more about the international patent services we offer specific to overseas markets.
It is also important to recognise that there are risks associated with the patents owned by your competitors, and we are able to assist in the management of that risk and prevent any nasty surprises. Our patent attorneys at Adamson Jones can guide you through the freedom to operate process to ensure that your new product or service will not conflict with patents that currently exist. Read more about our specific services in relation to patent risk management.
At least for UK companies, there are also tax incentives that may be relevant to you, and we are able to provide advice to enable you to maximise the benefit that you derive from those incentives. In addition, the UK Patent Box is a regime that can reduce the Corporation Tax rate on patent profits. Find out how your business could benefit from R&D tax credits and our services in relation to tax incentives.
Learn more about patents with our UK Patent Guide.
Adamson Jones can offer a comprehensive patent service from obtaining a patent in the UK and other countries to assessing the risk your innovation faces from competitor patents and offering tailored patent advice. To discuss your patent requirements with a qualified patent attorney in confidence, and at your convenience, please call us on +44 115 947 7977 or email email@example.com.
In the recent decision, T1665/16, the Boards of Appeal discussed the ability of a third party to intervene at the appeal stage and, in doing so, introduce new prior art documents into the proceedings that would be inadmissible if they had been filed by an opponent already party to the proceedings.