Legal advice

How to obtain a UK patent – a 10-point checklist

Obtaining a patent can be time-consuming and expensive. But a patent can prevent others from using your invention, generate licensing income, encourage investment and even lower your tax bill


Why small businesses are missing out on millions in R&D tax credit relief

Failed innovations can still reward a business’s bottom line, providing extra capital which can be reinvested through the research and development (R&D) and Patent Box tax credits. Mark Tighe explains.


Patent risk: understanding the best way to deal with it

Here, Peter Arrowsmith, patent attorney and partner at Gill Jennings & Every, discusses why you should be careful when applying for a patent in your business.

Legal advice

What to do when faced with a law suit for patent infringement

In this article, we look at what action you need to take when faced with the threat of legal action in a patent infringement claim.


More UK companies protecting intellectual property year on year

European patent applications filed by British applicants rose by 5.7 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the European Patent Office (EPO).


How Patent Box legislation can help businesses

Neil Sevitt explains the Patent Box, which allows companies to benefit from a lower rate of corporation tax on profits.

Legal advice

How to get Patent Box Relief 

Richard Beavan of Boodle Hatfield provides guidance on how to benefit from the new HMRC Patent Box Relief.


Patent Box praised by SMEs

Patent legislation announced in the Budget has been hailed as key to ensuring manufacturing continues in the UK.


FPB: Let’s protect SME patent rights

The Forum of Private Business is calling for small businesses' patent rights to be better protected amid concerns that many cannot afford to sue companies which steal their ideas.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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How to create good cashflow habits

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