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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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If you are aware that a third party has a pending patent application in the UK and you have grounds for preventing the application from granting, it is possible to file “observations” which the Patent Examiner will take into consideration.


An “Office action” is a term used by the US Patent Office and also in some other countries to refer to what would be called an examination report in the UK and Europe.


OHIM stands for the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market. This is the old name for the EU Intellectual Property Office. Its offices are based in Alicante, Spain and it is the official trade mark and designs office of the European Union. EU Trademarks (EUTMs) and EU Registered Designs (EURDs) are registered at the EUIPO and provide protection across all member states of the European Union.


There is a 9 month period following the grant date of a European Patent in which 3rd parties may officially object to the granted patent. If successful, this leads to the European patent being cancelled or nullified. There are only limited grounds for Opposition and these are set down in law.


The default arrangement in the UK is that the inventor is the first owner of an invention. However, when the inventor is an employee and the invention was made during the course of employment, then the invention may belong to the employee. However, this very much depends on the invention and the circumstances surrounding its creation.