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Patent Tax Breaks And R&D Grants

Obtaining a patent can be fairly costly, and for SMEs, this cost can make a big difference when applying for patent protection. However, the 2011 Budget has announced that it will be introducing a significant increase in tax relief for...

US Patents – Points to Consider Before Filing

  US patents are different in form and layout to European patents and UK patents. In this article, we aim to explore some of the main differences and therefore how to minimise costs both during the filing process and also during the...

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Patent Box – Profits Obtain Lower Tax Rate

  The proposed 'Patent Box' provides a preferential tax rate for profits arising from patents.   Politicians on all sides have long recognised the important contribution made by intellectual property rights to the UK economy. Indeed,...

The Dangers of Cheap Patents

*UPDATED - July 19*   (Or The Difference Between Provisional And Non-Provisional Patent Applications)   We are often asked by clients whether a ‘quick’ or rough patent application can be submitted in order to achieve a lower cost for...

UK Patent = 17% Tax Saving, But Any Other Benefits?

  We are all now well aware of the company tax savings afforded to UK incorporated companies using the Patent Box scheme introduced early 2013 by the UK Government. This will provide up to a 17 % company tax saving on income received on...

Small Claims Track Aids Creative Rights Holders

  With the advent of a new small claims track in the Patents County Court, SMEs and individuals can now enforce their creative and Intellectual Property rights with less formality, cost, and increased speed.   From 1 October 2012, the...

Two major changes are being introduced into European Patent Law: a 'Unified Patent Court', and a 'Unitary Patent'.  If you have or are responsible for a European Patent or Application, you need to be aware of these changes.  

How To Save US Patent Costs

  Patenting in the United States can be expensive. Together with Europe, the US is most likely one of the biggest markets for most inventors, designers and producers, and therefore is a necessary cost when trying to protect your new...

Research and Development Tax Relief

Companies that carry out innovative activities to technically improve products, processes, devices, materials and/or services are able to claim tax relief to reduce their tax bill or, for some loss-making companies, to claim a cash sum. Research...