The UK Patent Office has a database of patents that are endorsed ‘licence of right’. This means that the patent holder has agreed to licence their patent to anyone who asks.
A licence is an agreement between the owner of an intellectual property right and another party. It grants the licensee permission to do something that would otherwise be an infringement of the rights without the licence. In our white paper 'Licences available as of right for UK patents' which you can download using the link below, we explain what a UK patent endorsed ‘licences of right’ means, how you can do this, and the consequences.
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