From application to the granted patent, our partners help you navigate in the examination process
Ownership of a patent generally depends on being the first to apply for the patent. To assist you in this complex area, we have established partnerships with qualified patent attorneys, who offer project related advice on patent applications. They draft the application in close collaboration with the inventor and other customer experts in order to get priority applications ready for early filing. Further advice is offered during the priority year for perfecting the invention. The foreign/international patent application is also prepared based on additional information acquired during the priority year.
Applying for patents can be very costly. Our partners' expertise in patent laws and in the economical and commercial facets of patents enables them to assist you in making informed decisions and achieve an optimal cost-benefit ratio.
In cooperation with you, the patent attorneys prosecute patent applications worldwide in examination, opposition and appeal proceedings. Representation is also provided against oppositions either directly at the European Patent Office or in other countries with the assistance of a network of corresponding patent attorneys. The enforcement of patent rights is a complex process where the experience of patent attorneys prove indispensable. The patent attorneys are registered at the European Patent Office and are experienced in the prosecution of European patent applications, including conducting opposition and appeal proceedings on your behalf.