Patent Applications

Give your Patent Application the Best Possible Chance of Success

Roger Moore and Associates act as both UK patent attorneys and EU patent attorneys.

Patent applications are more than four times more likely to succeed when represented by a patent attorney than by the inventor themselves. Source: gov.uk

Patents are typically the most complex and demanding aspect of intellectual property law. The process of submitting, reviewing and granting a patent takes around five years and involves significant application fees.

Get the Best Advice Before you Start

Before you commit significant cost and time, we will give you an honest appraisal of your chances of success and advise you on whether your invention is likely to be patentable. This initial consultation is normally free of charge.

We will help you try to secure the widest and most commercially advantageous protection for your invention from the outset. Corporations can be ruthless in pushing the interpretation of patent protection to, and often beyond, the limit and ‘designing around’ patents.

Unsuspecting inventors can find that the invention they worked so hard to create has limited commercial value when established businesses produce something that performs a similar function, while differing in one or two key technical aspects.

We aim to help you obtain a patent that protects the key technical aspects of your product so that most modifications of the invention will still fall within the scope of your patent. This minimises the risk of third party imitations.

Understand the Process

Patent applications are not like scientific papers. They need to be written based on a detailed understanding of how they will be reviewed and evaluated at the Intellectual Property Office.

Having supported clients through the process hundreds of times we know how it works and how your application needs to be worded and presented. We are fully committed to your success at every stage.

Is a Patent the Right Option?

You can only get a patent if your invention meets all of these criteria:

  • It must be something that can be made or used
  • It must be new
  • It cannot be a simple modification to something that already exists

If your invention is already in the public domain you will not be able to secure a patent. The ‘public domain’ includes simply talking to somebody about your idea.

If a patent isn’t appropriate for your product we will advise you on other ways to protect your intellectual property, such as registered design rights and trademark protection.

Using and Enforcing your Rights

We also advise on the most effective way to exploit your invention, including how to approach potential manufacturers and distributors once your initial application has been filed, without compromising your intellectual property.

If you believe that somebody has infringed your patent we will also advise you on how to start infringement proceedings.

Contact us for help and assistance with your patent application