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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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Patents are granted on a country-by-country basis. Patent validation is the final step in the grant procedure of a European patent. After a patent has been prosecuted and granted before the European Patent Office, the patent must then meet final national requirements in order to be effective in that country. This may include, for example, appointing a local patent attorney and/or providing a professional translation into an official language of the country. The requirements for validation depend on the country in which patent protection is being sought. European patent validation costs generally vary from between £600 to around £1600 (occasionally more) per country on a case by case basis and dependent on the country or countries of interest. Albright IP can provide very cost-effective patent validation for your European patent, so please do contact us for a free no-obligation discussion and quote.


The validity of a patent is when the novelty and inventive step of the invention is brought into question. Pre-grant in the UK, a 3rd party may question the validity of a published patent application by submitting Observations to UK IPO for example based on when the invention was publicly disclosed before the filing date. Post-grant, the validity can be put at issue in a number of situations, for example during revocation proceedings.