Put simply, intellectual property law constitutes the legal protections your organisation, its innovators and its patients need if a Trust is to retain ownership of an idea and benefit from the revenue and improved health outcomes it generates. We are experts in this area, and can help you achieve everything from a new trademark to a secure patent.

If, following the idea assessment process, it is decided that IP protection would be advisable, then MidTECH will work with the Trust to obtain the best and most comprehensive kind possible. This may involve registering relevant trademarks, advising on copyright or applying for patents.

It can often be the case that, due to financial or logistical constraints on further development within a Trust, co-operation with external providers is necessary prior to registration of a given idea. In this situation, we are able to draw up confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) prior to filing for any protection.

For those Trusts looking to innovate strategically, MidTECH can work with the Trust to develop a full IP-protection strategy. These services can including the production of a potential patent strategy, assessing whether a registered design is suitable, advice on copyright protection and trademarks – and how to make the most out of, and protect, internal know-how and Trust expertise.

IP protects you and makes ideas more beneficial to all in the long run – so contact us today to discuss how we can help secure your organisation’s rights to its work.

To learn more about IP please see the Resources page.