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.
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.
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.
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.