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Author: Richard Turner

The Advantages of Filing a Patent Application and Obtaining a Patent

There are many advantages of filing a patent application and obtaining a granted patent status for your invention. Although it may feel daunting at the outset, it need not be with professional help from an experienced patent attorney to draft the application for you and guide you through all the pitfalls. Done properly and professionally it can provide a huge benefit to your business. On the other hand, if it is carried out by an unskilled person, the protection of…

European Patent Office (EPO) Update - New Discount Scheme from 1st April 2024

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently announced a new fee system aimed at bolstering support for small enterprises and individual inventors. This initiative, effective from the 1st April 2024, offers discounts of 30% on various fees for European patent applications made by so-called "micro-entities", which are defined as being either (a) companies with fewer than 10 employees and a turnover under €2m, or, (b) individual inventors. The move aligns with the EPO's commitment to fostering innovation and easing the…

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