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Category Archives: Prosecution

Patent prosecution is a process of idea protection, wherein a patent application is drafted and filed.

UK IPO intoduces new patents fees

On 6 April 2018, the UK Government has introduced a number of changes to the fees for applying for patent protection and renewing granted patents. The current and new fees can be found here. The fees have been changed quite remarkably. For example, the application fee increased from £30 to £90, the Search Fee from £150…
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How to understand Patent Search Report

The search report established for a patent application is transmitted to the applicant together with copies of any cited documents. (Wiki) "The search is an essential element of the grant procedure, being designed to identify prior art relevant to the application. The intention is to make it possible to determine, on the basis of the…
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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…
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Protecting your domain name

The Internet is a shared resource, a cooperative network built out of millions of hosts all over the world. Its popularity is unquestionable, and the necessity is enormous. If you are not in the Internet – you do not exist at all. If Google search does not put your web page at the beginning of the…
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Where to Find Patents Online?

Patents can be searched in open and free to use databases provided by EPO (European Patent Office) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). Default time period for publication of patents is 18 months, which means that patent applications, which are filed in a period one and half year back from now, will not be seen…
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