One vital aspect of our professional activity is to file patent applications and take all measures necessary to ensure patent grant with the authorities at home and abroad. Do not consider that your ideas are too trivial to justify applying for a patent. Generally it is in fact the minor artifice compared with the prior art which makes a patent economically valuable.
We will naturally defend your patents against attacks from third parties and will represent you both in cases where you must enforce your protective rights against third parties and when another party is causing you problems with a protective right which should not have been granted. When patent infringement proceedings are threatening, well-grounded expert opinions contribute to an evaluation of the risks involved and we naturally look after your interests prior to a legal dispute in order to contribute to conflicts solutions.
Much the same applies in connection with utility models, which can be used not only to protect simple commodities, but also complex technical equipment and products.
We will also advise and represent you in all questions concerning employee’s inventions and in licensing negotiations, as well as license and know-how agreements, particularly taking account of antitrust law which is being increasingly governed by European law and jurisdiction.
We would also be pleased to assist you in carrying out searches, producing documentation or preparing technical or legal translations in German, English and French, e.g. in conjunction with transforming international patent applications and European patents for the national or regional phase.