A patent protects an invention that is a ‘method of new manufacture’. It gives exclusive use of an invention for up to 20 years and can become a valuable business asset that can be bought, sold, transferred or licensed.
The Government is consulting on possible options to introduce a disclosure of origin requirement in the patents regime.
The Patents Act 2013 came into force on 13 September 2014. This Act replaces the Patents Act 1953.
Consultation on proposed amendments to the transitional provisions of the Patents Act 2013 relating to divisional Patent applications
The government has released a consultation document seeking public submissions on proposals to amend section 258 of the Patents Act 2013.