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So, You Think You Have an Invention?

The success of an invention can depend not just on the
advantages that the invention provides, but also on the
strength of the patent that protects it. Since a patent
allows a proprietor to stop other people’s activities for a
long period of time, these rights are granted judiciously to
ensure that both sides of the agreement are upheld and
that inventors do not obtain protection for more than they
are due. Dr Emma Longland, Senior Patent Attorney and
Dr Ben Tolley, European Patent Attorney at HGF, discuss
in seven points all the information needed to get strong