Patent Attorney

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by consultantinginfo, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. consultantinginfo

    consultantinginfo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Can anyone recommend a patent attorney? Location is not much of a concern as I'm assuming most can work through online these days. Bit of a minefield to figure out who to use.
    This would come under engineering for a non electrical device. Thanks
     
    Posted: Oct 4, 2019 By: consultantinginfo Member since: Sep 3, 2018
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  2. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Three years ago I was in the same position as you, looking for a patent attorney.
    An acquaintance suggested a company he was using so I met with them and two other companies for evaluatuation and to obtain quotations. The company my acquaintance suggested not only provided the cheapest quotation but, more importantly, instilled in me more confidence of their abilities than the other two so I went with them.

    I was granted the UK patent for my invention a couple of months ago and am now using them to attain grant of the US and European patents. You might find the following associated threads with advice from UKBF members of some help with the patenting process.
    "Patent application drafting and filing costs"
    "Grant of patent"


    The company is Swindell & Pearson Ltd.
    Ask to speak with Robert Lambton and mention my invention to him, "An oven splatter guard".
     
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    Posted: Oct 5, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  3. consultantinginfo

    consultantinginfo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks - I've sent him an email now.
     
    Posted: Oct 10, 2019 By: consultantinginfo Member since: Sep 3, 2018
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  4. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    A lawyer called 'Swindell' - I love it!
     
    Posted: Oct 10, 2019 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  5. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Exactly what went through my mind when I was told the name.
    Reminds me of the old (probably fabricated) building company Bodgeit & Scarper.

    This company name I find amusing:- Divorce Lawyers!
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  6. Kevin Hanson

    Kevin Hanson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I posted an article on choosing the right IP attorney just yesterday. Happy to share it if you PM me your email address.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: Kevin Hanson Member since: May 4, 2015
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  7. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Kevin, I'm sure it would be helpful to many members if you'd post a link to the article here on the forum.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  8. Kevin Hanson

    Kevin Hanson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Unfortunately I cannot post links yet due to not having 30 posts.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: Kevin Hanson Member since: May 4, 2015
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  9. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    If you give me sufficient information to find the article I'll post a link.
     
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    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  10. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    If every new member came in and started posting links to articles they have written the forum will just end up getting full of spam and links, which is why it is against the rules.

    Once one does it, others ask why can they do it and not me, the forum gets flooded.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  11. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    UKSBD, I'm struggling to understand why you posted the above.
    No-ones asking for new members to be able to post links.
    No-ones questioning the 30 post policy.

    Just as a point of fact, Kevin's hardly a new member, he's been around for more than four years.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  12. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    It's not just a 30 post policy.
    If any members (new or old) starts posting links to their own articles it will soon get out of hand.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  13. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Now I'm really confused.
    Your initial post referred to "every new member" posting links to articles they've written being against the rules. Now you're referring to "any member (new or old)".

    I can find no rule which prohibits members from posting links to articles they've written.
    Please let me know where such a rule is stated.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  14. gpietersz

    gpietersz UKBF Regular Full Member

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    and members do post links to their own articles.....
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
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  15. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    fair enough, let the free for all begin
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  16. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    UKSBD
    I repeat, I can find no rule which prohibits members from posting links to articles they've written.
    Please let me know where such a rule is stated. If you're unable to do so please say so.

    Do you have any comment to make relevant to the topic thread?
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  17. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    "Remember that it’s ultimately down to the moderators to decide whether your link is relevant or not."

    The OP asked for a recommendation for a Patent Attorney, a patent attorney wants to post an article about patent attorneys.

    You don't think there is a hint of self promotion there?
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  18. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Self promotion is not prohibited.
    If you're going to quote the rules quote them correctly and fully.

    "DO include a link to an external source when it’s relevant to the thread topic. Remember that it’s ultimately down to the moderators to decide whether your link is relevant or not."

    I repeat, again;
    I can find no rule which prohibits members from posting links to articles they've written.
    Please let me know where such a rule is stated. If you're unable to do so please say so.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  19. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    "Don't Self-Promote"

    As I asked previously, but you decided not to answer,

    Don't you think there is a hint of self promotion in the fact that when someone asks for a recommendation for a patent attorney, a patent attorney wants to post a link to an article they wrote about patent attorneys?

    Lets say someone wants a recommendation for a host, once we start letting hosts post links to their own sites the floodgates will open.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  20. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    It's clearly a futile excercise attempting rational debate with you so I'll discontinue.
    Good evening.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2019 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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