British Inventor Organizations |
Websites of Value to Professional Inventors
Living in the United Kingdom
Office - Government Offices
United Kingdom Patent Office
Responsible for Intellectual Property (Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade
Marks) in the UK.
Library Patents Information Service
Offers free patent searching
clinics, patent and intellectual property collections, patent reading room, fee
based patent searches and copies, and other information.
and Loans - Business Support
Department of Trade and
DTI aims to promote enterprise, innovation and increased productivity - in
particular by encouraging successful business start-ups, and by increasing the
capacity of business, including SMEs, to grow, to invest, to develop skills, to
adopt best practice, and to exploit opportunities abroad.
Counselling and Advisory Service for Scotland (ICASS)
Facilitates the commercialization of
innovative ideas originating in Scotland.
National business advice service.
- National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Grants for inventions
Investors and Venture
Capital - U.K. Based
Private Investor Exchange
Business Angels Network
Support and Patent Law
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
(Professional Fee Based Services)
The Chartered Institute of Patent
Agents (CIPA) is the professional and examining body for patent agents (also
known as patent attorneys) in the United Kingdom.
of Inventors (Requires Paid Subscription)
The Institute of
Inventors is a voluntary, non-profit Inventors' Club, run by professional
engineer inventors, offering low-cost evaluation of new ideas, gadgets and
inventions, prototype drawings and development, patent specification, drawings
and applications, and licensing of intellectual property.
is a free service for inventors - display and promote your invention, and
investors and backers - view a database of inventions and make contact with
of Patentees and Inventors
The Institute has among its
membership not only inventors but patent attorneys, marketers and others who can
provide expert advice to its membership on the complex issues relating to
invention and innovation. These issues cover not only intellectual property
rights but also topics as diverse as originality searching, manufacturing
practices, pricing practices, presentation techniques, funding and other
subjects relating to the exploitation of an invention.
British Institute of Inventors
38, Alma St,
Lancashire M30 0EX
0161 789 8474
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