Where appropriate to the business model we will conduct a search around your IP, help you define a patent strategy and then work with patent agents to refine the claims. We will cover the cost of the initial patent filing and provide guidance at the PCT stage.

The viability of patent protection is dependent on the business model and while it provides a legal monopoly which can be essential in many cases, in others, particularly digital, it often doesn't make sense as generally you won't have the access to someone else's code necessary to challenge them in court. Likewise if your model is dependent on open source and the key advantages come from elsewhere we are happy to work with you on this type of model.

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