Guide

How to manage your patents

Introduction

A patent is a form of intellectual property protection which protects new inventions and gives the owner the right to prevent others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without permission.

A patent can be a valuable asset. You can buy, sell or license a patent. However, costs can be considerable, it can take a long time to apply for and protection isn't automatic.

In this guide, read about buying and licensing other people's patents and learn about the advantages of licensing and using your patent.

You will also find information on objecting to patent applications and patent infringement, renewing your patent and resolving patent disputes.