A patent provides a monopoly or exclusive rights to an invention. A patent protects the way an invention works and allows an owner to exclude others from making, using, selling and importing an invention.

Patents may be obtained for new and inventive products or processes, computer related inventions, business methods, biological inventions, micro-organism and other biological materials.

At Cooper IP we specialise in patents in the field of mechanical engineering, which is a vast technical field including for example construction tools and fasteners, general consumer products and apparel, sporting goods, machinery, packaging, medical devices, automotive equipment and accessories, mining equipment, energy generation, recovery and storage, water treatment and filtration.