Why Should You Use a Patent Attorney

Anyone can apply for a patent, but using a specialist patent attorney can help fast-track your application, make sure your patent is approved and help protect your business.

Whether you are looking to patent a product, idea, intellectual property or other, just having that patent in full or pending can be vital to protection your company and its assets. In a business world where things are easily copied and competition is everything, having the right legal framework and patenting for your product or idea can help defend your business in court if you need to claim damages or prevent further competition.

It is possible to apply online for a patent through the UK Government website, but for

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A patent attorney can help with documentations, proposals and the registering of your patent

What Can I a Patent Attorney Do For Me?

  • Prepare a patent specification
  • Request for grant of a patent
  • Preliminary examination and search
  • Publication
  • Legal documents and requirements
  • Faster application¬†
  • Higher success rate

What Are the Advantages of Using a Patent Attorney?

Speed

A patent attorney can often help you get your patent approved quicker than if you went directly. The ability to put all the right documents togethers and know what the regulators are looking for will help move things along smoothly and you can potentially get your patent approved several months (or years) sooner than if you were to do this yourself.

In addition, not everyone has the time to work through the patent of their business, especially when running an organisation with staff or clients. Sometimes it is better to leave it the pros.

Knowledge and Experience

A patent lawyer or attorney may have already secured thousands of patents for existing clients and they will help streamline the process for you. Especially if your business or product is complex. With some patent services, taking Kilburn & Strode as an example, they will have staff on the team who have Masters or Phds in engineering, medicine or chemistry to better understand the intricacies of your idea – and sometimes you need that speciality.

Furthermore, if you are looking to get a patent in other regions of the world including Europe, America and Asia, you may need to comply to different laws and rules and this is where a specialist firm can come in handy.

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Some patents can be very highly specialist – and it helps to have attorneys with a background in engineering or tech

More Likely to be Approved

At the end of the day, when your product or idea needs protection, the knowledge that you are more likely to get approved for a patent can be very reassuring. Particularly if there is a lot of money behind the development of the product or if you have investors on board. Knowing that your patent is likely to go ahead offers sound peace of mind.

How Much Does a Patent Attorney Cost?

A patent attorney will cost depending on the level of complexity of your product and its potential. You can always reach out and request a one-off consultation, help with your patent application or ongoing support. 

Prices may vary depending on the size and scale of your business and whether you operate in the UK, Europe or the rest of the world. It is worth speaking to individual attorneys to get a quote.