Have you realized the impossible? Or have you made a breakthrough or improvements with a slight modification?
You can secure this breakthrough, for example with a patent or a Utility Model. We provide extensive guidance when selecting the intellectual property rights you need. We have the expertise to draft and supervise your intellectual property right application.
After hearing your proposal, which we treat with the utmost Confidentiality, we decide together whether a search should be carried out, what kind of application would best serve your purposes or whether secrecy would be the best strategy. There are further options, such as defensive publications, which should be carefully considered on an individual basis.
If we choose to file an intellectual property right application for a patent or utility model, we draft an application which we then discuss with you. Once we have agreed upon the exact text, we file your application with the proper patent office.
We place special emphasis on foresighted, judicious phrasing. For example, we discuss potential workarounds or alternative constructions in order to protect these in addition to your invention. We consult among ourselves, as well, to find wording which guarantees extensive patent protection.
In a preliminary step, we assess the novelty and inventiveness of your development on the basis of our knowledge of the state of the art and by conducting searches in relevant databases. You can then determine whether a patent application appears promising or whether there is a risk of patent infringement.
After we have filed the application, the official search and examination begins. During these procedures, we are happy to oversee your patent application and offer advice.
We can help you obtain German patent protection with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA); we can also help you obtain protection in Europe, for example via a European patent application through the European Patent Office (EPO), which will soon be responsible for European Patents with Unitary Effect (EPUE, also known as “Community Patent” or “EU-Patent”), as well as with patent protection in other parts of the world, via an international patent application in the context of a patent cooperation treaty (PCT) or via direct applications abroad in cooperation with selected, reliable foreign colleagues.