An essential guide to understanding how patents can help your businesses succeed
Patents protect how a product works or how it is made. They give the inventor the right to stop competitors from making, using or selling the product without their permission for a limited period.
This British Library mini-masterclass explains the key facts about patents and how you can use the free web databases in the Business & IP Centre to research whether this form of protection is available and suitable for your business idea. This workshop is ideal for entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators and pre-start businesses that have an idea or product that they are looking to protect. You will have the opportunity ask questions during the workshop and to try out the databases with help from our experts.