IP—new starter patents guide
IP—new starter patents guide

The following IP guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • IP—new starter patents guide
  • Introductory materials
  • Protecting inventions: patents and trade secrets—training materials
  • Other topics of interest/other practice area specific material
  • Brexit
  • Q&As
  • Further reading materials
  • Key association for lawyers dealing with patents

This new starter guide provides an introduction to patent law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those new to patent law. Information on other intellectual property (IP) rights including other new starter guides is contained in Practice Note: Intellectual property (IP)—new starter guide.

Those who are new to IP law are also likely to find Patent transactions and management—overview and Patent disputes—overview in this topic useful.

Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab on the homepage to browse further content under the Patents topic’s subtopics:

  1. Patents transactions and management

  2. Patents disputes

This guide also contains links to help you make the most of the IP’s materials, including how to sign up for email alerts and how to contact the LexisAsk team.

Introductory materials

For an introduction to patents, along with the Overviews mentioned above, see Practice Notes:

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