Jane Lambert

21 Jan 2017 Revised 3 July 2017

I am a barrister practising intellectual property, technology and related areas of the law from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square in London. I am also an arbitrator, mediator and domain name panellist. You can find out more about me, my practice and publications from the Profile, Services and About pages on the NIPC Law website.

A large part of my practice consists of advising individual inventors and small business owners how to protect and monetize their investment in scientific research and new product development and assisting them to do it. Advising and assisting such businesses and individuals is a specialization in its own right. Although their needs may be the same as any other business or institutions their resources are much more limited. Consequently, the intellectual property strategies that they may adopt are often different from those that would be adopted by larger or wealthier businesses. Such businesses are more likely to enforce their rights in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court than the Patents Court or Chancery Division and they will consider more readily alternatives to patenting such as confidentiality and unregistered design right.

In this blog, I discuss all the matters likely to concern individual inventors such as IP planning, Business and IP Centres and PatLib Libraries, angel and private equity funding, patenting and other forms of legal protection, IP insurance and many other matters. I try to direct inventors to inventors’ clubs where they exist and to help them set up local clubs where they do not. Where no local inventors’ club exists and there is no nearby IP clinic or Business and IP Centre or PatLib Library I try to offer the next best thing online through this blog and the NIPC Inventors Club on Linkedin.

If you wish to discuss any matter relating to inventors (particularly those who are not employed by large companies, universities or other big companies), call me on +44 (0)20 7404 5252 or send me a message through my contact form.