• What are divisional patent applications?

        1. MORE THAN ONE INVENTION DISCLOSED     When filing a new patent application, it is imperative that all essential components of an invention are to be disclosed in the Specific Description i...
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  • When to file a Patent Application(s)

        1. THE INITIAL APPLICATION   When to file a Patent Application is a decision that cannot be taken lightly and will depend upon many factors, for example, if a product or process is to be disclosed...
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  • Submarine patents

        1. SUBMARINE PATENTS   Submarine Patents were prevalent under United States Patent Law before that country signed up to TRIPS i.e. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property. However, US Paten...
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  • "Innovation" & "Invention"

          In general terms all ‘Inventions’ are the subjects of ‘Innovative development; however, Innovations are not always an Invention within the meaning ascribed thereto by the UK Pat...
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  • The UK-IPO (Patent Office) Mediation & Opinion Services

        1. INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPRs)   The downside of establishing a commercially viable product in the market place is that the company’s competitors will try to emulate ...
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  • Intellectual Property - how to create a business partner

          1. IDENTIFYING A BUSINESS PARTNER     When choosing a business partner, whether you are forming a joint venture company or licensing a third party to manufacture, use and/or distribute...
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  • Patents, Trade Marks, Designs & Copyright

        Protection of an invention, a creative design, a trade mark and copyright is a prerequisite if you are starting a business and/or seeking a route to market for a new product. In order to appreciate th...
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  • Confidentiality

        1. CONFIDENTIALITY IN BUSINESS PLANS   In order to fully protect the interests of a company or the creator(s) in regard to the implementation of a new business strategy, it is of paramount impor...
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  • Intellectual Property / IP in Business

        IP in business includes know-how, trade secrets, methodology, schemes, efficiency in staff deployment, company management, manufacturing, distribution, sales policies and any other facet of the business...
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  • Intellectual Property Rights - IPRs

      IPRs in the parlance of Intellectual Property Attorneys, and other IPR experts, generally includes Patents, Design Rights, Trade Marks and Copyrights. Intellectual Property Attorneys are also well versed in...
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  • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights - IPRs

        1. INVENTIONS     An invention, i.e. a product, a process of manufacture and/or a composition for a new material or pharmaceutical may be protected by a granted or issued patent; however, if ...
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  • Patents - Look before you leap!

      1. TO PATENT OR NOT TO PATENT   Before taking steps to protect an invention by way of a patent, it is essential that appropriate searches be conducted in order to determine whether the invention is novel...
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