Last week I mentioned that the commencement order implementing the provisions of the Patent Act 2004 had been made and that Patent Office opinions would be available as from today. Since today is a Saturday the first available day in practice is Monday.
The Patent Office has published the application form and a whole load of useful information about the service on its website. Full details are available on our other blog "Patent Office Opinions available from Monday". This is intended to make it a lot easier and cheaper for independent inventors and small businessmen and women to enforce their rights.
I for my part will do my best to make sure that it is.