Patents made simple

Posted: 30th October 2011

Responding to many representations about the cost of obtaining intellectual property (IP) protection in the UK, the Intellectual Property Office have announced a new, free patent system called Ipsum.

Ipsum will allow businesses to download patent documents for free, so patent searches can be carried out more easily. It will also enable information to be gathered about why patents have or have not been granted. Previously, each document request cost £5.
In addition, Ipsum is updated in real time, so reliance on out-of-date information will no longer be an issue.
Check out Ipsum here.