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Robert Baker
11:20 16 Apr 24
Great support from Will and the team getting my patent application to... first more
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Robert and the team have been great to work with and we've just... successfully secured our first patent. Whenever we needed any advice or had any questions, Robert and the team were more than happy to help, and any answers were always communicated in a way which was easy to understand. Thank you all for helping us secure our first patent!read more
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I recently had the pleasure of working with Joel Weston on what initially... seemed like a minor IPO issue, but it evolved into a comprehensive co-existence agreement with another company. I can’t express enough how much I valued Joel’s expertise, depth of knowledge, and meticulous guidance throughout this process. It was more than just legal advice; for me, it was akin to an enlightening crash course in IP law!read more
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IP AUDITS PLUSshutterstock Audit

Albright IP are qualified to undertake audits under the “IP Audit Plus” scheme. Under the scheme, we can carry out a thorough audit covering existing IP in your business, potential threats, and give advice on IP management and strategy.

The cost of the IP Audit is heavily subsidised by the Government. Businesses which qualify for the scheme pay just £400 including VAT towards the cost.


You must first be engaged on the “innovate2succeed” or EEN programme. This programme includes much more than just an IP Audit – it provides up to seven days of specialist help and advice. The subsidised IP Audit is just a part of that. Further information on the innovate2succeed programme is available at the page.

For those already on the programme, ask your dedicated Innovation Specialist about the IP Audit scheme. They will complete the application on your behalf.  If successful, it is then up to you to choose an advisor to carry out the audit.


For businesses not qualifying for the Government funding, we are still happy to carry out an IP Audit to the “IP Audits Plus” specification and for the same total fee we receive for funded audits, which is £2500 + VAT.


An IP Audit includes a thorough review of registered and unregistered IP you already own, as well as a review of potentially patentable inventions and potentially registerable trade marks and designs. As part of this we will look at who is creating IP in your business (for example contractors, employees, etc.) and advise you on best practice to ensure that critical IP is owned by you.

We will look at third party IP and advise on how to manage any threats posed.

We will advise you on business processes to ensure that future IP is safeguarded in the best possible way.

Although the IP Audit funding cannot be spent on the cost of filing new patent, trade mark or design applications, as part of the audit we can do work to identify precisely what should be filed and where to bring best value to the business, which can save costs on a subsequent filing programme.

If you would like further information, please contact us on +44 (0) 1242 691 801 to speak to a qualified British and European patent attorney or fill in the form below.