Introduction to Patenting - If you have an invention, be it a new product or process, then it may well be patentable, and Albright Patents are here to ensure that you maximise the protection available for your invention.
To obtain a patent, your invention must be novel at the time that you file your patent application and it must also be inventive. A patent is a bargain between you and the state. You tell the state about your invention, and if they are convinced that it is novel and inventive, then they will grant you a patent for it. The upshot of this is that you must keep your invention confidential until such time as you file your patent application. If you are worried that you may have disclosed your invention, then please contact us and we can discuss it. Sometimes a disclosure does not count, for example, because the disclosure was not enough for someone else to recreate the invention.
The procedure to obtain a patent is relatively complicated, but we are here to make the process as simple and smooth as possible. We at Albright Patents will do the hard work for you.
Firstly we require a full disclosure of the invention, concentrating on the reason for creating the invention, the advantages of the invention, the technical features, and similar ideas in the same field, which are already in the public domain. If you have conducted a patent search, then we should like to see the results. You may ask yourself, can I show this information to Albright Patents? Well the answer is that you can because we are chartered British Patent Attorneys and European Patent Attorneys. We have a duty to you, our customer, to act properly and we will not disclose your invention improperly. We will, of course, tell the Patent Office about your invention at the appropriate time. If you would like to hear how to obtain a UK Patent, please watch our further videos in the series, beginning with, “Drafting and Filing your UK Patent”.