Creation and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
We accompany you both during the entire granting procedure from your first concepts though the drafting of a patent or utility model application to its grant, as well as in the enforcement of your rights against infringers in the courts.
Activities and Filing Strategy
Our service covers the assessment of the state of the art, i.e. what is already published in the field of your invention, and determination of the right filing strategy with regard to patent applications (patent or utility model, as well as national, regional or international applications), including advice on the likely cost; in particular:
- Novelty searches
- Drafting and filing of patent or utility model applications
- Replying to letters from the patent office during examination
- Opposition, nullity and deletion proceedings against third parties‘ granted patents or utility models
- Infringement proceedings in respect of your patent or utility model
- Drafting and negotiation of license agreements
We can advise you about the Unitary Patent (European Patent with Unitary Effect), which will come to existence shortly after the ratification of the UPC-Agreement by 13 EU- member states, including France, Great Britain and Germany. This provides new possibilities of a unitary validation procedure for European Patents in several EU-member states.
Our attorneys are authorized to appear before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Furthermore, we work in cooperation with a network of associates in other countries to help you obtain and enforce your rights wherever you wish.
Questions and Contact
If you have questions about patents or utility models, please contact us directly. We can discuss the details in a personal meeting at our office or at your facility.