Pat-INFORMED: A powerful new searching tool, but don’t be left Part-INFORMED

A new database has been launched with the principal purpose of providing easily accessible and understandable information about the patent status of a specific medicine in a particular country, by identifying key patents related to the medicine worldwide.   This database is meant to have all this information in a single place, and to complement

Use of the PCT system, and advantages and benefits of International Preliminary Examination (IPE)

There are a couple of ways to file a patent application in a country of interest. The choice is usually based on a commercial strategy, and balanced by cost considerations. If protection of the invention is required in only a few countries, it is usually most cost effective to file directly into those countries and

Scam Alert – Unsolicited IP Services

Shelston IP has become aware of a recent increase in the number of unscrupulous companies offering unsolicited IP services. We urge our clients to treat any unexpected correspondence about their intellectual property with caution.   Such correspondence typically appears in the form of a professional looking  “invoice”, with a request for payment regarding the “publication”