In this series of short hand-drawn videos, Deacons’ Intellectual Property team gets back to basics and explains why it’s so important for businesses to have a patent, the steps to consider before filing a patent application, and finally how a patent can help businesses prosper.
Click on the thumbnails below if you're interested in finding out more about patent law and understanding how a patent can benefit your business:
IP Law: Patents 101, Why do you need a patent?
We follow Matt as he learns the hard way why it’s critical to get a patent early on when starting a new business, and what the ramifications of choosing not to get a patent could be. Watch part 1 here.
IP Law: Patents 101, What do you need to consider before you file a patent application?
We join Lily as she visits a Patent Attorney to understand how a patent can help her to develop the best IP strategy for her business. There are a number of important things Lily needs to consider, from whether her idea is genuinely new, through to whether her employer could claim for the intellectual property of her idea and what to do if she just has to tell someone about her idea! Watch part 2 here.
IP Law: Patents 101, How can a patent help your business?
Ethan finds out why a patent is one of the most important tools a business can have. From ensuring he has the trust and credibility he deserves, to helping him to fundraise and prevent others from copying his invention, these are just a handful of the benefits of having a patent in place. Watch part 3 here.