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As an experienced businessman operating out of the UK for the last 30 years, I have always used British Patent Lawyers to administer my licenses and register Patents.
I read the information presented by the Company "IAM Idea Protection" and wondered if they might be the right fit for my Company. I sounded out some of their previous
clients and did my due diligence in establishing that IAM Idea Protection was who they said they were. Satisfied, I discussed my requirements with them and was immediately
pleased with their professional and courteous response.
I found them entirely refreshing to use as a Law firm, and they seem vibrant and confident in their approach to problem-solving, but more than anything else, their transparency
of establishing set fees was the foundation stone of a future business relationship that I trust will last for many years. I could not recommend them more highly.
/Chris Bercu-Lyddon, ACT Consultants Europe Limited (UK)/

Ideaprotection supported us in a wide patent search effort very efficiently and professionally and guided us through the process. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for legal help with patents.

Connido Limited, United Kingdom

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  • European patent

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has been established in 1977 but till this day there is no single patent valid in all Europe. Differently from European trade marks or Community designs, which after registered at the European Intellectual Property Office covers all European countries, European patent needs to be validated in different member states. So how works? Shortly, first you Continue Reading

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  • How trade marks can restrict competition

    Intellectual property rights (IPR) are created to foster innovation – to give incentive for a company or a creator to invest in business, create new products, brands, innovate on the existing technology. The existence of IPRs may make a market more attractive for innovators, leading to country-specific investments in marketing and distribution. Such investments may result in quicker launch of Continue Reading

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  • Punctuality in patents

    Timing is everything. Even in IP field, timing is a very important issue. Strategy, of when your invention should see the daylight, must be clear and thought-out. There are inventions that brought no profit to the owner, just because at the moment there still was no market for it, or the representation was poor. One example – Douglas Engelbart came Continue Reading

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  • Works entering public domain in 2016

    Monopoly of intellectual property rights is limited. By territory, scope and time. The maximum protection of patents usually do not last longer than 20 years (with exception of drug patents, that can get additional 5 years of protection). So, unless you are trying to cover your patent rights with other IP protection (like Lego was trying to do in the Lego brick case), Continue Reading

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  • To license or to abandon? Or what open licensing works for?

    Leonardo da Vinci once confirmed “Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” Nevertheless, human beings are inventing and creating every day. In 2014 World Intellectual Property Indicators, WIPO announced that patent filings grew by 9 percent worldwide in 2013. Continue Reading

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