Patents and utility models

Every year innovative companies lose enormous sums because they leave their know-how unprotected from access by the competition.

Our advice begins preventatively in the area of patents and utility models in the R&D departments of our clients. We also advise companies in the development of comprehensive confidentiality strategies and in the protection of innovations by patents and utility models. Our area of activity also includes patent searches, the evaluation of technical property rights, and advice on questions connected with the law on employee inventions. We also represent national and international companies both in infringement disputes and also in opposition, annulment and cancellation proceedings before all the offices. Here we use a network of specialised external patent attorneys with whom we have been successfully cooperating for years. As a result of many years experience we have expertise inter alia in the fields of automotive, mechanical engineering, IT systems, medical equipment etc.

  • National and international filing of patents and utility models
  • Representation before the European and German Patent Office and before the Federal Patent Court
  • Search and monitoring of patents and utility models
  • Evaluation of existing patents/utility models
  • Representation in infringement proceedings
  • Examination and design of licence agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Law on employee inventions