What happens after my patent is granted

Once your patent is granted, as the patent owner, you hold the legal rights to the patent and can enforce those rights.

Effective management of your patent is an important factor in maintaining the rights and value of the intellectual property protected by your patent.

The onus is on you to ensure that you effectively manage and maintain your patent. Patent maintenance activities include:

  • payment of ongoing renewal fees
  • international patent rights
  • patent licences
  • commercial agreements
  • policing your IP rights

Effective patent management requires a clear understanding of the often complex law and legislation involved. IP professionals offer services to assist you in the maintenance of your patent.

Last Updated: 23/11/2013

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