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Do you understand IP?

Do you understand IP? For some start-up companies and inventors Intellectual Property (IP) can be an unknown commodity. Having a basic understanding can help to inform business decisions and ensure you are able to support your innovation going forward. This could include approaching the relevant experts including intellectual property researchers such as Patent Seekers and/or patent, design or trademark attorneys for guidance as needed*.

With this in mind we were recently asked if there were any questions that newcomers to IP often ask. There are many, and so we asked Sue Leslie also relatively new to both IP and Patent Seekers, to develop an article answering some of these questions, including:

  • Should I keep my invention secret?
  • What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?
  • Can I carry out my own prior art search?

Developed from a newcomers’ perspective we hope it answers many of the questions people new to IP may face.

Do you understand IP? You can read the full article in the latest addition of The Global IP Matrix.

For further information on Patent Seekers services including patent, design and trademark searching please check out our Services page.

* For legal advice we recomend you speak to an attorney. Please see our Directory of Patent Attorneys for details of attorneys in your area.

Sue Leslie works as part of our Marketing and Business Development team, based in the UK but supporting development worldwide. Why not reach out on LinkedIn and grow your connections?

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Cannabis: Capitalize with Budding IP Benchmarks

Are you looking to discover areas ripe for innovation in the cannabis industry?

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, what can your business learn to capitalize on this growing industry? Join Patent Seekers & ktMINE as we explore Intellectual Property and related transactions to shed light on future opportunities.

There are just a few spaces left for this insightful webinar, so register NOW to attend.
Jun 15, 8:00 am CT (2pm UK) –
June 16, 12:00 pm CT (6pm UK) –

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Patent Seekers Services

Patent Seekers are expert patent searchers and whilst we have a great understanding of what we do, we appreciate that others may not, so we’ve put together a short video detailing our services and why it’s beneficial to work with us.

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Sharing our knowledge on the Patent Landscape of AI

Alec Griffiths, IP Manager at Patent Seekers, will be sharing his knowledge on the Patent Landscape of AI at the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) forthcoming Computer Technology Committee Virtual Seminar. The event runs over two mornings on 25th and 27th May 2021.

For further information and to sign up for the event visit the CIPA website .

Abbreviation is Artificial Intelligence on a digital globe background. Machine learning concept. 3D Rendering.

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Patent Seekers are attending the GCI Virtual Summit

Alec Griffiths & Christian Hartman from Patent Seekers are attending the GCI Virtual Summit between 8th and 10th June 2021, and are looking forward to participating in and sharing their knowledge on the cannabis industry from a patent perspective. Connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Social media for insights on the cannabis industry and more. 

For further details on the summit go to

8th – 10th June 2021

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Working with us – Current Vacancies

Patent Analysts

(Remote Working Available)

Would you like to work with some of the most innovative companies in the world as they create cutting edge technology? 

Patent Seekers are seeking several highly motivated, high achieving individuals with:

  • Physics, Engineering and/or Computer Sciences/Software background capable of understanding complex technologies, to join our Physics/Mechanical Team.
  • Biological Science background to join our Biotech Team.

We are looking to recruit both trainee and experienced patent analysts to meet our expansion plans (Salary based on experience).

Benefits include: Remote working, Pension, Healthcare, Cinema and Gym passes.

This is a fast-paced industry, and we are looking to identify people who can support the search services we offer, these include:

  • Patentability/novelty
  • Patent and design busting/invalidity
  • Freedom to operate/infringement
  • State of the art, patent landscaping/mapping and competitor monitoring

Our teams of analysts (the largest in Europe) specialize in their technical areas, covering physics, mechanical, electrical/electronic, software, chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, consumer products and medical subject matter.

To apply for this role you will fulfil the following criteria:

  • A Science, Engineering or Biotech background and capable of understanding complex technologies with an Engineering, Physics or Biotech degree.
  • Thorough and methodical approach to research, data analysis and documentation
  • Independent, and intuitive while enjoying teamwork and cooperation
  • Good communication skills including fluency in written and spoken English

Employment type: Full time.

Interested?  Apply by email; send your résumé to 

Closing date: 19 May 2021


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World IP Day – IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market

To celebrate World IP Day we’ve summarised a recent webinar we co-presented with Stratford IP  for the Canadian Trade Commission  staff on supporting their SME clients to
leverage IP to make better business decisions.

The webinar discussed the benefits of leveraging IP, and in particular patents, and looked at the pro’s and con’s of undertaking a patent search yourself versus instructing a professional search firm.  Read the full article World IP Day 2021 – IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market.

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Reviewing the Cannabis Landscape in North America

Last year Alec Griffiths an IP Manager at Patent Seekers, shared his research and insights on the changing landscape of Cannabis in North America.  A follow up article covering 2020-2021 will be with us shortly.  If you’d like an advanced copy please email

In the meantime why not check out the original article.  Cannabis – How the North American Patent Landscape is Changing. | Patent Seekers GB

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