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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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It is possible to waive the name of the designer when filing a European Community Design, but you should be sure that you have the rights to the design



Damages are available as one of several remedies following a successful infringement action, i.e. should a patent proprietor successfully prove infringement in court, the patent proprietor is entitled to financial compensation based on the amount of losses incurred due to the infringement.


A demand is a request for International Preliminary Examination and is made during the international phase of a PCT application. The demand is optional and allows the applicant to make amendments to the claims, description and drawings. If no demand is filed, an applicant can only make amendments to the claims in response to the International Search Report. The demand is filed at the International Preliminary Examination Authority.


The description is a part of a patent specification that describes the invention in detail and helps to put the claims of a patent into context. Typically, the description includes some detail on the problems the inventor(s) met during the product/process development and how the invention solves these problems. It might also include a brief discussion on existing solutions (e.g. products on the market) to the same problems and how the invention differs from these. The description might also include a section acknowledging relevant patents in the technical field.


In brief, a design patent is the US equivalent of what is known in Europe as a registered design.


This is an indication of the country in which patent protection is sought.


Disclosure is the putting of an idea/invention in the public domain.


A ‘divisional application’ is a spin out ‘child’ patent application taken from a pending ‘parent’ patent application. Both parent and child application will relate to the same subject matter but the claims of the child application will be different from the parent application. Often, divisional applications are filed because two or more related inventions were included in the parent application for example to reduce filing costs, but since a patent can only be granted for one invention, a separate patent application is ultimately required for each invention. Accordingly, a divisional application may need to be filed where there is a finding of lack of unity of invention.


As part of a patent application, drawings are used to help explain how the invention works. Initially drawings may be ‘informal’ and could be rough sketches or rendered 3D concepts. However, in time, these drawings must be formalised to meet a standard laid down in law. Formal drawings should replicate the informal drawings on file, should only include black and white line drawings and genereally not include any shading (although cross hatching where required is allowable).