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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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Formally the Agreement on the application of Article 65 of the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, the London Agreement is an agreement aimed at reducing the translation costs of European patents when being validated post-grant. Prior to its introduction, European patents had to be translated into the or an official language of each country in which validation being carried out. Failure to file a translation resulted in the patent being deemed withdrawn. The London Agreement simplified the translation requirements, resulting in significantly lower translation costs in a number of contracting states.

The London Agreement has thus introduced four categories of translation requirements, including: those states dispensing with the need for a translation altogether, states requiring a full translation into the official language of the state, states requiring translation of the claims only and states requiring translation of the description into English and the claims into the official language of the state.