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Patents - timeframe and costs
Assuming there are no problems and major objections that need clarification, a UK Patent application can now take up to five years to grant, however the procedure may be accelerated by paying additional fees.
To file a patent, can cost as little as £400.00 (which are the approx. IPO official fees) if you "do-it-yourself" or between £2000.00 to £6,000.00 (depending on its complexity) if you employ a patent attorney.