Patents Solicitors, London. International.
Patent rights are granted by the Government under the Patents Act 1977, in order to protect new inventions.
Our team of lawyers have the knowledge to effectively advise you on the protections available for your new inventions and how to enforce such protections. We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to protecting your ideas and will therefore work as efficiently as possible to file your patent application.
An idea or invention must be a ‘novel’ to qualify and common pitfall is to publicly disclose their invention before applying for a patent. Revealing details of an invention publicly risks loosing the idea or invention being ‘novel’ and can lead to registration of the patent being invalid and therefore loosing the possibility of a patent being granted. It is therefore important to be assured of confidentiality and we at KaurMaxwell maintain the highest standards in all our dealings.
Once granted by the United Kingdom Patent Office (UKIPO) a patent lasts for 20 years and is a monopoly right which gives the owner the right to prevent others from exploiting their invention.
As well as working to protect, we also work to enforce and defend. We will advise you on whether there have been any infringements of your patents and the validity of them. As well as this, we work with you to also fiercely defend any contentious situation you may be faced with.