IP Chimp is, amongst others, the moniker of Ben Hoyle, a UK and European Patent Attorney living and working in Bath. He works for Hoyle IP Services Limited, who kindly sponsor this blog. He has a sister-site for the more technology and coding related projects: RoboticApe.

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The purpose of this site is two-fold: to help inform the public about intellectual property and to provide useful updates to professionals in the field.

The posts on this site are designed to be a starting point – either towards professional advice or a more thorough investigation of the facts. The Chimp will post basis, the proverbial horse’s URL, so that those who want to delve deeper can do so (and hopefully inform the Chimp of any errors or omissions).

The Chimp despairs when he regularly reads elemental errors in reports from such august publications as the Financial Times and the Economist; if the broadest of broadsheets cannot get its intellectual property straight, what hope is there for the general public? He believes he is personally responsible for such errors. Through this site he hopes that next time an overworked reporter googles an intellectual property story they can at least be sent in the right direction.

The comments posted on this blog do not reflect the opinions of anyone apart from the IP Chimp.  At times they may not even reflect the Chimp’s own opinions.

The views expressed on this site are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to their employer or their clients. The site materials do not constitute legal advice and do not create an attorney-client relationship between anyone. No act related to this site, such as posting comments, should be seen as creating a client relationship.  This site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your country, state, county, village or forest.

This site is provided “as is” and will undoubtedly contain the occasional error or omission.  We make no representations as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the information provided.  You should not rely upon any of the information upon this site. The Chimp expressly disclaims all warranties.

In summary, please treat this site like a mature adult human being.

Ape photos kindly provided by:
Barbary Macaque – O Palsson
Typing Monkey provided by KaterBegemot under the Creative Commons license.