Prior art search and patentability opinion
To ensure the most effective and optimal protection for your invention, it is recommended to first conduct a prior art search to identify in advance the relevant prior art. This permits to identify boundaries of the invention that is sought to be claimed and may open up new opportunities to expand these boundaries.
Thus, a technical study of your invention will be made and a documentary research will be conducted with the best research tools and the most complete technical and scientific databases including online patent databases and scientific and technical publications. Following this research, the most relevant documents will be retained.
In light of these documents, a study of the patentability of your invention will be conducted by examining its distinguishing features. Subsequently, we can advise you on whether an invention is patentable and on the most effective method of achieving the right level of protection.
Patent infringement opinion and freedom to operate review
If you are planning to import, produce or commercialize a product or to use or offer the use of a production process and you wonder if you can make free use of this product or process or, conversely, you wonder if your patent is infringed by a third party, we can answer your questions and advise you on the best strategies to adopt.
Patent drafting and filing
After identifying distinguishing features of your invention, we draft a patent application that will provide you with the broadest possible protection. Being quality-conscious, we take great care in the preparation of claims, the description, as well as drawings for which we have the latest CAD software tools.
Being professional representatives, we file your patent application with the competent authorities. Moreover, working with our correspondents abroad, we can help you secure a patent even further afield, particularly in America (USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, etc.), and Asia (Japan, China, Korea, etc.).
We prosecute your patent applications with a constant concern to get for you the best possible protection. We analyze any communication from the office and submit to you our draft response that, in view of your comments and on your instructions will be filed with the office in due time. A detailed report will be provided following any action with the Office.
Thanks to our reliable IT system, we monitor and ensure, for your account, timely payment of renewal fees for maintaining your patents.
We provide the necessary counseling and guidance to assist you in developing pre-litigation and litigation strategies.
We are able to assist you in whatever patent litigation matter you have (action for patent infringement or for a declaration of non-infringement, patent invalidity proceedings, opposition proceedings, ownership claims) and help you in its different phases (discovery, brief writing, deposition preparation, taking and defending depositions, trial preparation).
Whether in attack or in defense, we focus our technical and legal proficiency and experience on maximizing your odds of success and fulfilling your objectives in the most effective way possible.
Patent legal advice
Do you want to license or sell your patent or, on the contrary, to obtain a license or buy a patent? Do you think about a technical collaboration (outsourcing, co-development)?
Our patent attorneys assist you in negotiations and contracts drafting with a constant concern for ensuring your IP rights.
To be enforceable against third parties, we provide registration with concerned offices of any information relating to your IP rights such as transfers, licenses, changes of name or address, etc.
More generally, you can contact us for on any question relating to patent rights (license, portfolio audit, joint ownership, employee invention, registration, patent valuation, IP awareness, etc.).