An essential guide to understanding patent and patent searching.
Patents protect how a product works or how it is made. They give you, the inventor, the right to stop competitors from making, using or selling the product without your permission for a limited period.
Our workshop explains the key facts about patents and how you can use the free web databases to research whether this form of protection is available and suitable for your business.
This workshop is ideal for you, if you are an entrepreneur, inventor, innovator or pre-start businesses with an innovation you are looking to protect. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the workshop and to try out the databases with help from our information experts.
Increase your chances of business success
The British Library Business & IP Centre supports people to start, protect and grow their businesses. Come and access our free market research and intellectual property databases and take part in our regular programme of workshops and events.
Don’t forget we have over £5m worth of online market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor amongst others, company data for over 144 million UK and global companies, over 60 million patents and more. With a Reader Pass you can access all of these resources for free before or after your workshop (or in the break if you can’t keep away!) and get your business ahead of the competition.