I will explain the protection options
of patents and designs, setting out the potential costs and advantages in plain
English, to help you make the right business decisions moving forward.
Design registration:Perhaps you want to protect the appearance of a new product
with a registered design. I can obtain formal drawings for you and prepare the
legal paperwork for registration. I can draw on my established international
contacts to get you the best protection wherever you might need it.
Patent protection:Maybe you have a great invention,
but want a prior art search done to see if it is new and inventive before
investing in a patent application. I can arrange that and give you an expert
opinion on your chances of obtaining a granted patent.I will use my training
and experience to write a patent application for you, bringing out the best in
your invention and giving you the best chance to realize a profit on your hard
work.I will stand by you throughout the process, negotiating the best
protection for you, keeping track of your obligations to different Patent
Offices, and continuing to advise you as your business needs change.Once you
have a granted patent, I will ensure it remains in force, help you negotiate
licensing deals, and help you enforce your patent against infringers, making
your patent work for you.
Patent defense: A dispute can be settled without
resorting to costly and stressful litigation. I will explain the facts behind
threatening letters, help you in negotiations, mount a defense or take to the
offensive as required.If you do infringe, I will help negotiate a license or
suggest ways of designing round the patent to keep your business going.