Thinking of a concept, or coming up with a solution to a problem, takes you into the world of patents and inventions. Protecting your ideas can be vital to the success of your business. Don’t tell anyone about it until you’ve spoken to us first.

How we can help you

If you are seeking to protect your idea or think your patent has been infringed, getting legal advice as quickly as possible is really important. 

Note: Taking legal advice is not classed as a disclosure.

Owners of a great idea can find the steps toward protecting it challenging, as it often takes them away from their expertise.

Knowing what can be said to whom, knowing how to capture the information, knowing how to translate that information into an asset is a specialism of McDaniels Law; not only can taking the right steps help you protect your business, but it can be tax efficient with significant tax breaks available to companies which hold patents as an asset.

We can help you with every step of this process, from the initial phase of working out whether you have a patentable idea and the likely costs of protecting it; to advising and enforcing your rights in a potential infringement scenario.

Our core patent services:

  • Identification
  • Ownership
  • Registration
  • Enforcement
  • Licensing
  • Assignment
  • Mortgage

Watch our video on patents

Click the video link below to watch our video on patents.

What do I do next?

Speak to one of our experts, Niall Head-Rapson or Kelly Hudson- email or call +44 (0) 191 281 4000.

Niall Head-Rapson


With 23 years' experience of leading cases in all aspects of Intellectual Property in areas of Patent Law, Copyright, Design, Trade Marks and Confidential Information, Niall advises regularly on Intellectual Property Strategy, a combination of identification of rights, securing those rights in the correct place and a strategy for policing and enforcement.
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