The benefits of early IP advice and guidance

The benefits of early IP advice and guidance

Service Introduction At Strachan IP, we endeavour to offer an ‘immersive’, rather than purely transactional service. This means that we like to get to know you, your business and your aspirations right from the start, so that we can tailor our advice and service to exactly what your business needs to thrive. Service Overview What…

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Is IP really ‘expensive’?

Consider the value of IP, rather than just the cost

Is IP really ‘expensive’? The dictionary definition of ‘expensive’ is “commanding a high price and especially one that is not based on intrinsic worth (https://www.merriam-webster.com), and we do tend to think of things as ‘expensive’ if we deem the cost to be more than the perceived value we receive in return. So, is IP really…

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The Patent Box Scheme

Could your company benefit from the Patent Box tax relief scheme?

A patent is a type of intellectual property right intended to protect technical innovation, and its purpose is to enable its owner to prevent third parties from making or selling (or otherwise using for commercial purposes) the innovation covered by the patent claims.  However, there is a (lesser known) benefit provided by the Patent Box…

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When to file applications for registered IP

When to file applications for registered IP

Registered IP refers to types of intellectual property rights that have to go through some sort of application or registration process in order to exist and they do, inevitably, carry a cost. Although there are others, the three main types of registered IP are: patents (for technical innovation), registered designs (generally for the outward appearance…

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Protecting your AI-based innovation

Ai Robot

Do you know how to protect your AI-based invention against your competitors? Does the cost of patents put you off?  Do you worry that trade secrets may not be enough?  Can you use both?  Do you know the difference in terms of the protection they offer?  These questions have never been more pressing than now, as AI-related innovation…

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Did you know…a patent can do more than protect your innovation?

Patents

Did you know…that simply adding something to, or changing an element of, a patented invention does not necessarily result in something that does not infringe a patent owner’s rights?  Even if your changed or improved product is patentable in its own right, and even if you secure your own patent for it, this does not give…

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