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Emily Warwick
Emily Warwick
14:56 27 Jul 22
My experience with Albright IP has been flawless from start to finish. I... have never filed a patent before so I was learning everything as I went along. They have been helpful in every way possible and gone the extra mile to ensure I was kept in the loop and happy as everything was going through each step of the way. I cannot express enough how pleased I am with their service. I had the pleasure of working with Will, Abigail, and Adrian. I would recommend Albright IP to anyone looking to file a patent more
Simon Mills
Simon Mills
13:22 06 Jul 22
Super helpful advice, and really friendly service. Highly recommend... Albright for IP advice and more
Luke D.
Luke D.
11:25 23 May 22
Was a pleasure to work with Will and Melissa on a patent draft and filing.... Will took the time to understand both my software product and the commercial motivations behind the patent filing. They were extremely responsive to questions and clarifications throughout the process (availability isn't everything, but it certainly helps!).They were also very clear regarding fees, and set out a very helpful visual timeline and cost breakdown on the whole patent application process at the pre-sales stage. This emphasis on making sure I understood all aspects of the work, and having documentation to help with that, is something I didn't see with any of the other patent services I was talking to at the time. This clear communication continued throughout our interactions.Would recommend Albright IP to anyone looking to patent an invention. The patent they filed for me was for a software more
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Success! Albright IP defends patent against revocation

What should you do if your patent comes under attack? Simple – contact your patent attorney at Albright IP! That is exactly what one of our clients did, and we are pleased to have successfully defended his granted patent GB2502993 against a spurious attack by the former patent licensee, Bollard Proof, as decided by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

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This article was first published in October 2013, and has now been updated to included new relevant material In a previous article, I detailed the UK position on copyright, and how it arises automatically. With Nintendo having aggressively...

The Invention of Rules

  BBC   Intellectual Property can be a difficult topic to publicize, so credit is due to the BBC for continuing to keep the fundamentals of the patent system in the public (Dragon’s) eye year after year. Auntie Beeb’s mission statement...

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Marc Reflects: What 2018 holds for innovation?

  Innovation can come in waves, with one big innovative earthquake spawning a number of aftershock inventions. There would of course be no ‘light bulb’ moment without the invention of the light bulb. What might 2018 bring in terms of...

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The Unitary Patent System and How It Affects You

  *FOR THE WHOLE ARTICLE PLEASE CLICK THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE*   In Brief: Unitary Patent When the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (Agreement) eventually comes into force, a unitary patent will run alongside...


Which countries do the most UK Patenting?

If there was a Patent Olympics focused just on UK patent filings, which countries would come out on top? This [very] contrived question is answered by some data released in August 2017 by the UK Intellectual Property Office about UK patent...


How to Lose your British Patent (three times)

Losing patent protection is generally undesirable from the perspective of a patent owner, especially if you haven’t maximised the market potential of your product. So, when the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) grants you a patent, you...