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Agricultural Machinery Patents

This solutions-focused industry is often driven by farm-led inventions, yet actually moving these ideas to market and generating revenue streams from agricultural machinery patents is notoriously difficult.  We have experience in all areas of agricultural machinery patents, including tractors, combines, harvesting machinery, glasshouse technology and vertical farming.  Protect your agri invention for long-term commerciality with Hargreaves Elsworth.


Dominic Elsworth

Dominic is a senior Chartered Patent Attorney and our agricultural machinery specialist within the practice, having handled IP matters for AGCO Corporation globally for a number of years. Prior to this Dominic had completed a degree in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne before working as an Examiner at the European Patent Office, where he worked in the Agricultural Machinery Directorate.


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Our Services for your Sector

You can expect the same outstanding level of service, expertise and professionalism from our IP team, regardless of your sector.  Learn more about some of our core services.


We draft, file and prosecute UK, European and International patent as well as advising on infringement and validity of patents.
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Trade Marks

We prepare, file and prosecute applications to register trade marks as well as advising on trade mark infringement and validity.
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Design & Copyright

We advise on all aspects of registered and unregistered design rights as well as the maintenance and protection of copyright.
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IP Management Strategy

Each strategy is carefully crafted to ensure the most sound and successful approach for your intellectual property, with our qualified and expert team holding the know-how to strategically consider your specific circumstances.
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Search & Watching Services

We carry out considered and cost-effective intellectual property searches and watching services, all in line with your business goals and strategies.
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Licensing & Transactions

We can handle all IP licensing strategies on your behalf.
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Our Approach

Our simple and proven approach aims to ensure the best possible outcome for any intellectual property within your business and intellectual property portfolio.

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Get to know your business & intellectual property

The first, important stage is to understand your business and the part your intellectual property plays within it. We do this through meetings and reviews of your files and documentation. It is our job to draw out the uniqueness of your design at the very start of the process.

Consideration of prior art

If you are aware of existing intellectual property that may impact your desired goal then we would carry out the necessary searches as required to ensure any potential barriers/issues are identified and incorporated into next steps.

Drafting your documentation

We then prepare the necessary documentation in line with the specific project we are working on. This will vary depending on your particular situation and requirements – for example it could be to map out on paper the unique invention for a patent or to prepare complex files for a revocation case.

Approval of drafting

We will then take the time to ensure you are happy with everything we have drafted before moving to the next stage of dealing with the relevant offices.


Depending on your specific case, we will then submit our documentation to the relevant offices and begin proceedings. With new applications we may also request search and examination reports from the office – before representing you at the various stages of any amendments to your IP specification.

Representation throughout the process before the relevant offices

There may be multiple stages of iterations and negotiations with the offices. Our experienced patent attorneys will represent you during these phases, keeping you informed throughout and advising you on how to proceed, obtaining your approval when appropriate.

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