PATENT LAW


Protecting your technical innovations !



The firm provides a comprehensive service in patent-related matters : obtaining rights with the offices, assisting you in their commercial use, drawing up the agreements that protect you and defending your rights before the offices in the event of opposition or before the Paris Court of Justice, which is exclusively competent for patent infringement proceedings.

Administrative litigation before the INPI (french patent) and the EPO (european patent)

We defend your interests before the offices (INPI, EPO) by filing oppositions to the registration of competitors' patents and representing you in these proceedings.

French patent litigation

We represent you, in claim or in defense, in all pre-litigation or legal proceedings in patent matters: action for claim and / or infringement before the Courts of Justice of Paris, which has exclusive jurisdiction in this matter.

At the origin of the infringement action, we implement and organize the specific existing evidentiary procedure in the matter: the saisie-contrefaçon, in order to obtain proof of the infringement of your rights. In this regard, we have developed a national network of bailiffs allowing us to intervene effectively throughout France.

International patent litigation

Over the last thirty years, we have developed a worldwide network of partners, IP legal experts and attorneys who enable us to operate in most countries. In the event of international disputes, we help you to coordinate the actions under way in different countries.

Obtaining rights

Alongside you, we draft your patent application which we file with the INPI, the EPO and/or the WIPO (or locally through our international network of correspondents). We operate in most technical fields (mechanics, electronics and NICT, telecoms, life sciences and pharmacy).

Managing your rights

Our patent managers monitor and manage your patents on a daily basis. They’ll remind you of the various deadlines for extending and renewing them.

Prior art searches/ Monitoring

We carry out prior art searches, “state-of-the-art” reviews in order to determine the cutting-edge nature of your technology to assess its impact. Once the rights have been obtained, we also monitor the registers to detect any possible violation of your rights or for competitive intelligence.

Commercial use

In the case of new projects, and in order not to risk a patent infringement litigation, we recommend carrying out a freedom-to-operate analysis to identify possible third-party blocking patents.

Agreements

We assist you in negotiating and drafting agreements concerning the commercial use of your patents (confidentiality agreements, licence agreements, transfer agreements). We are also involved in larger projects (R&D agreements, consortium agreements) in which it is essential to anticipate the fate and ownership of research results.

Software patents

We have developed specific expertise in the field of software patents which, although largely covered by common patent law, have significant legal and technical characteristics due to their exclusion 'as such' from patentability in Europe.

Obtaining rights

Alongside you, we draft your patent application which we file with the INPI, the EPO and/or the WIPO (or locally through our international network of correspondents). We operate in most technical fields (mechanics, electronics and NICT, telecoms, life sciences and pharmacy).

Managing your rights

Our patent managers monitor and manage your patents on a daily basis. They’ll remind you of the various deadlines for extending and renewing them.

Prior art searches/ Monitoring

We carry out prior art searches, “state-of-the-art” reviews in order to determine the cutting-edge nature of your technology to assess its impact. Once the rights have been obtained, we also monitor the registers to detect any possible violation of your rights or for competitive intelligence.

Commercial use

In the case of new projects, and in order not to risk a patent infringement litigation, we recommend carrying out a freedom-to-operate analysis to identify possible third-party blocking patents.

Agreements

We assist you in negotiating and drafting agreements concerning the commercial use of your patents (confidentiality agreements, licence agreements, transfer agreements). We are also involved in larger projects (R&D agreements, consortium agreements) in which it is essential to anticipate the fate and ownership of research results.

Administrative litigation before the INPI (French trademarks) and the EPO

We defend your interests before the offices (INPI, EPO) by filing oppositions to the registration of competitors' patents and representing you in these proceedings.

International patent litigation

Over the last thirty years, we have developed a worldwide network of partners, IP legal experts and attorneys who enable us to operate in most countries. In the event of international disputes, we help you to coordinate the actions under way in different countries.

Software patents

We have developed specific expertise in the field of software patents which, although largely covered by common patent law, have significant legal and technical characteristics due to their exclusion 'as such' from patentability in Europe.

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