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Find out how to legally use someone else's patent through transferring ownership (assignment) and licencing agreements.

Patent infringement

How to avoid infringing someone else's patent and what to do if threatened with legal action.

Monitoring applications

Monitor the progress of a patent application through search reports, Open to the Public Inspection (OPI) files, and caveats.


See the number of ways you can object to other people's patents, including supplementary protection certificates.