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Hutchinson IP, wins the “IP Innovator Award: Mechanical IP” in the prestigious 2015 Intellectual Property Awards.


Voted for by a worldwide network of professionals, advisers, clients, peers and business insiders, the Acquisition International Magazine Intellectual Property Awards celebrate the individuals and firms who are involved in driving the intellectual property field.  The awards, open to businesses from any sector or region, are given entirely on merit, acknowledging fantastic achievement over the course of the past year. Winners are nominated and voted for by their peers and clients.



Simplifying patent fee choices

One of the questions that we are asked most often is “which fees should I pay and why?”  Here is our attempt at an answer to that seemingly simple question.


Inventorship and ownership

Information about the relationship between inventors and applicants and the requirements for correctly documenting and recording it.


Accelerated processing

Information on how the patent application process can be accelerated


Updated global renewal fee schedule

Please click here to download our latest global renewal fee schedule, or here to learn more about renewing patents.


Our approach will take you on a journey that begins with a conversation to find out what you want to achieve. We’ll then work with you to develop a strategy and deploy the necessary tools to maximise your chances of achieving your commercial objectives.


Our business is roughly divided into two main areas: IP Consulting (the bit where we work out what you need, why you need it and how to do it); and Attorney Services (where we do the work that is needed). Some clients need our help in both areas, whereas others don’t. Whatever your needs and aspirations, we hope to be able to work with you to deliver real value and tangible results.


We work with local and international businesses, corporations and in-house IP departments and our track record for delivery on-time and on-budget is exemplary.



Due to an ever-increasing workload, we are currently recruiting recently-qualified or nearly-qualified patent attorneys.  

In particular, we are seeking candidates with a strong general engineering, materials science, or surface coatings background that are keen to have lots of direct client access and original drafting work.  Experience with contentious proceedings would also be beneficial.


We are Intellectual Property experts  

We help businesses to identify, protect and use their most valuable assets: the ideas and innovations that keep them ahead of the game

+44 1704 320 084

57 Hoghton Street | Southport | PR9 0PG | United Kingdom

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

Our approach will take you on a journey that begins with a conversation to find out what you want to achieve. We’ll then work with you to develop a strategy and deploy the necessary tools to maximise your chances of achieving your commercial objectives.

Our business is roughly divided into two main areas: IP Consulting (the bit where we work out what you need, why you need it and how to do it); and Attorney Services (where we do the work that is needed). Some clients need our help in both areas, whereas others don’t. Whatever your needs and aspirations, we hope to be able to work with you to deliver real value and tangible results.

We work with local and international businesses, corporations and in-house IP departments and our track record for delivery on-time and on-budget is exemplary.

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FIXED FEE SERVICES

Need a speaker?

We are more than happy to give IP presentations on a range of subjects.  Please contact us for more information, or if you are looking for speakers at business events, particularly those in the North of England.


CIPA North-West & Merseyside

Events for CIPA members in the NW region

INFORMATION

If you’re looking for information about IP and how it impacts your business, you’ve come to the right place!  

We can tell you how to protect your innovations, how to deal with an allegation of infringement, how to stop a competitor from using your IP and we can give general advice that is relevant to your particular commercial circumstances.

Our approach is results-focused, which means that we try to understand what you want to achieve before advising you on what to do.  This approach has proven to deliver results quickly, cost-effectively and with the minimum of fuss.

We have compiled some information leaflets, which can be downloaded from here, which cover some of the most commonly-asked questions.  Alternatively, you can call us or arrange an initial consultation without obligation.  We’re here to help!

EVENTS


Wherever possible, we provide services on a fixed-fee basis.  This includes drafting and filing patent applications, dealing with search and examination reports, attending hearings, conducing IP reviews and audits.

For more open-ended projects, such as litigation, we can work on a time basis, but we can also scope-out and “chunk” the job with fixed fees at different points on the decision tree.

We think that fixed-fees are what our clients want - they help them to forecast, and budget for, costs.  It helps us too because we can simplify our internal systems and focus on doing top quality work, rather than recording every minute of time spent on a case.  

In addition, our “out of town” location, and our fully-computerised, paperless systems enable us to  reduce our operating costs substantially.  The result is very best quality service at some of the lowest rates in the UK market.

JOBS

We are currently seeking to recruit top-notch attorneys to join our team in Southport.

Read more here.

PATENT BOX

This is a short video we helped to make explaining the Patent Box.

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