This is always a very difficult question to answer. There are reasons to file an application as early as possible and there are competing reasons to file late or not at all. In this article, Vicki Salmon from IP Asset takes a look at some of the issues which need to be taken into consideration, and explains why ensuring that you do not run out of funds, or have fundraising wrongly timed before a critical step, is important. Whilst many of life’s deadlines can be extended, some patent deadlines cannot be changed.
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