Patentability of Software & AI Advice

How can you protect your valuable software development? Patents can provide strong protection, broader than copyright as they go beyond stopping direct copying and are effective against reverse engineering.  They are also potential assets, valuable if seeking investment or on exit and may qualify you for tax relief.

However, for software and AI getting a patent is not as straightforward as for other technologies. Sometimes it is better to try to keep things as a trade secret.  Strategic advice untainted by a presumption you will file an application is offered.

Disclaimer:
All of our searching and advice is based on databases that have limitations and is conducted within a budget. Our advice is based on our reasonable and pragmatic judgement as to what may be worth pursuing and what may face a serious obstacle. IP offices, particularly non-native English-speaking ones, may however form a different view of relevance. Owners of other marks may take an aggressive stance towards defending broad space around their own marks. We give no guarantee that a mark will go straight through to registration or that it will not be opposed. If we recommend a particular course of action either to pursue or not to pursue a mark, based on what we understand of your situation, it does not follow that the alternative course is impossible.

Who this service is for

Anyone who has developed a piece of software or AI and is looking into patenting their creation.
Key benefits

  • Connect with an experienced lawyer quickly and simply
  • Get a qualified opinion on your issue/s
  • Upfront and transparent pricing

What happens after purchase?

Your lawyer will onboard you (KYC, conflicts checks, and client care letter - if applicable)
You send supporting material to the lawyer ahead of the meeting
Consultation takes place
Lawyer sends an email to summarize high level points from the conversation and quotes for any further work required
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FAQ’s

What the service will cover
  • A 1-hour discussion on your digital software, AI, and business model
  • An initial view as to whether your product is likely to be patentable and whether it makes sense in your case to try.
  • Next steps/ Strategic Advice

Follow-on services available at an additional charge

  • Carrying out the patent filing process for your business, if this is the right commercial decision, or advising on other protection options. I will be able to provide a tailored quote for the service before undertaking the assignment, and the initial understanding of the business/technology from the strategic view will of course count towards the time needed.
What the service excludes

If it is not clearly mentioned that it will be included in the price, it is likely to be excluded. Call us on 020 3322 8205 for more details.

What you need to provide
  • The first step after the purchase will be to provide verification of your identity and supply the following documentation so your adviser can carry out their ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) and ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ (AML) checks. Please have the following at hand but note that this may not be a complete list:
    • Company name, VAT number (if applicable), registration number
    • Key contacts and associated contact details including email and mobile
    • The names and home addresses of all directors
    • Home utility bill (no more than 3 months old) and passport for every person who owns or controls more than 25% of the voting rights of your business
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Ilya Kazi
IK-IP

0203 322 8205

Business focussed expert IP advisor. IAM world-leading IP strategist. Whether you want the highest l...

£495.00 +VAT

Sold By: Ilya Kazi

Not sure what you’re looking for?  Let us match you with a legal advisor