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© Hutchinson IP Ltd, 2012
27 March 2013.
HMRC is introducing a new Corporation Tax reduction scheme, called the Patent Box, which comes into effect from 1 April 2013. Read more about this here.
September 13 2012.
Due to increasing workload, we have positions available for fully-
This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic self-
New online services
September 2 2012.
We have just added some online enquiry pages, which can be accessed via the "online services" tab at the top of this page. This facility enables you to make a secure, confidential enquiry, to which we'll respond as soon as we can. Whether you need advice, a price or something else, we're sure you'll be amazed by our speed and quality of service. There is no obligation to proceed, just free initial advice on tap.
UKIPO patent examination delays
June 18 2012.
We have recently been informed that the UK Patent Office's backlog of work is such
that ordinary UK patent applications are taking up to 42 months from filing/priority
to be examined. This is acceptable if the main purpose of the application is to
serve as a deterrent to would-
We're now offering fixed-
June 13 2012.
Hutchinson IP is pleased to announce that it now offers trade mark registration services.
A businesses trade mark is probably one of its most important assets -
Matched grant funding for Lancashire-
March 13 2012.
If your business is based in Lancashire, then you may qualify for matched EU funding towards the cost of innovation. Regenerate Pennine Lancashire are able to offer matched grant funding up to £10,000 (£5,000 being provided by the applicant, and £5,000 being provided from EU funds) towards the cost of developing and commercialising innovative products and processes. The funding can be used to pay for product development, consultancy, prototyping, market analysis and, of course, the cost of IP protection.
Hutchinson IP Ltd has already worked with a number of clients to help them secure
funding through the scheme, which involved us providing detailed costings and (one
of the requisite three) quotations for the "IP services" elements of their bids.
We also provided detailed up-
Details of the scheme itself, the qualification criteria and other requirements can be obtained by contacting Regenerate Pennine Lancashire directly.
Keep off the grass patent strategies
February 10 2012.
We have just uploaded a paper on using patents to deter would-
In many situations, businesses have great ideas with huge commercial potential. However,
not all ideas can be protected using patents, in particular, ideas relating to certain
types of digital or creative technology, certain web-
New briefing paper added on the pros and cons of searching
October 14 2011.
A question we are frequently asked is “should an inventor carry out any searching prior to filing a patent application?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question because so much depends on the particular circumstances. This article, which can be downloaded as a pdf document, aims to highlight the main issues involved, to set out the pros and cons, and to provide some constructive assistance.
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