Apply for a Patent in the UK

The process to apply for a patent is very easy and affordable with The Pragmatic Penguin on your side. We’ll take care of the protection phase so you can focus on inventing.

We Help Inventors Just Like You!

Apply for a patent in the UK

Applying for a patent in the UK is very easy and affordable with The Pragmatic Penguin on your side. We’ll take care of the protection phase so you can focus on inventing.

We Help Inventors Just Like You!

to share your idea, knowing it is protected

that your patent is taken care of by experts

from potential investors and customers

Apply for a Patent in the UK (The Smart Way)


Fill out our online form for a free consultation

No confidential information about your invention is shared. We will contact you and answer any questions you may have about your invention and the process to apply for a patent. If we decide to work together, we proceed to step 2.


Our team of experts writes the patent application for you, and gets you Patent Pending

We will send you an NDA and a questionnaire to get started. Then our team of experts will take care of the patent application and get you ‘Patent Pending’ in two weeks or less for only £799.


Your invention is protected!

You can now share your brilliant invention with the world with the peace of mind that it is securely protected.

Done-for-You Patent Service

We’ve created a service that gives you the best possible chance for success while gaining you the protection you need for hundreds of pounds instead of tens of thousands.

No hidden costs, real world business advice.

apply for a patent

Done-For-You Patent Service

Gets you Patent Pending for 1 year

£799 + £60 filing fee

1-2 weeks

Register for a free consultation call.

The Benefits

  • Gain the all-important ‘Patent Pending’ status to put on your marketing materials.
  • You’ll be respected by investors, backers, and licensees.
  • It’s all done for you. Fast and simple.
  • You can confidently share your brilliant ideas with the world, knowing they are securely protected.
  • Attract funding and investment far more easily.

Ongoing Support

  • We won’t take your money, file something, and then leave you hanging.
  • We explain what you should be doing to navigate the near future safely.
  • Everything is explained in simple easy-to-understand language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Most of the inventions we file a patent for are still in development. It’s best to file early because ‘first to patent’ gets ownership not ‘first to invent’. If someone else is working on the same idea you may lose out. If the invention changes later we can update and refile it. This protects all of the improvements you come up with as your invention develops.

Yes, it does. We will file at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once filed, you will have ‘patent-pending’ in the US. There is an international patent agreement called ‘Paris convention for the protection of industrial property’. This lets you use the US filing date in other countries for up to 12 months.

For example, let’s say we have just filed in the US. Six months later you decide to file full patents in the UK, Japan, and Australia. These applications can ‘claim priority’ to the US application, and use its filing date. So they will count as having been in effect the entire time. It’s a wonderful rule and a huge money-saver. So yes, you have international coverage.

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We only need about 10 minutes of your time in order for us to get started. All you need to do is fill out a simple questionnaire and we’ll do the rest.

The Inventor’s Collection

Free tools just for inventors

These 4 free guides demonstrate The Pragmatic Penguin difference. Read these guides to understand how we do things differently, and to decide if working with us is the right fit for you.
The guides explain 4 things that patent professionals are charging $20,000+ for. We show you why that’s greedy nonsense and how you can get better results for drastically less money.

Be the inventor you Dream of becoming!

You now have the tools and strategy to apply for a Patent and to move much faster than your competition. They’ll be eating your dust as you steam ahead. We hope our advice saves you some time and money. That’s always our goal. But more than that, we wish you great inventing success. Chase your dreams, and make them happen. We believe in you.

Protect it and forget it bundle. Provisional patent application service and 4 part protection video course. By The Pragmatic Penguin and Rory Flanagan.


Check out our many 5 star reviews from happy customers

"Excellent service - Rory is everything the reviews say he is. A professional to the core. You know a person knows his stuff when they explain it in terms anyone can understand. A completely painless and a very pleasant experience! Thank you Rory!"
"If you have doubts on patents or provisional patents applications - Rory is your man!! Great guy to work with. He is very knowdgeable on IP and what is more important, he provides advice on how things work on IP in a PRACTICAL manner. Before going for a patent or PPA, talking to Rory is great idea. Also, when filing a PPA, he makes all the process easy and smooth, providing clear explanations."
Luis Tovar
"The communication with Rory was very easy and the result was super accurate and in no time. I highly recommend Rory for any patent/strategy!"
"Rory has a wealth of knowledge. He doesn't shy away from sharing his shortcuts and lessons he clearly learned from several trials to save us precious time and money. He honestly states when we are venturing outside of his areas of expertise. Rory has knowledge and integrity, I will definitely work with him again."
Selma Benkiran
"Rory is a real help. He demystifies the USPTO website and application processes. He has printscreens of most things you should be doing. He just made applying for a provisional patent to be as easy a thing anyone can do. He provides advice on a wide range of topics related to patents. I found this advice to be very good and most helpful."
Andrew Orr
"Rory is terrific. Very practical. Very efficient. Very helpful. I'd be happy to use him again and highly recommend him."
Rob Malcolm
"Rory is easy to work with and has a breadth of experience."
"Rory was an absolute pleasure to work with. Everything he did exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond the scope of work. His experience in the entire field of inventing, as well as applying for patents, significantly reduced the time it has taken me to get a working prototype of a brand new product, as well as reduce the risk associated with the intellectual property side of the equation. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to launch a product."
"Rory was great help with the overall process of my product. It was comforting knowing I was receiving quality advice and protection as we worked together step by step. I highly recommend working with Rory and I hope in the future we can work together again. Rory gave me quality advise and consultation for an ongoing project I had. He was able to review my product and provide a logical and economical direction for my project."
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"Outstanding experience! Rory is exceptional, professional, organized, and gets the job done. He has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I have been very busy and he took charge and got the job done, yet kept me updated at every turn. I would not hesitate to use Rory in the future and look forward to an ongoing work relationship with him."
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