Patents

PATENTS

Analysis of the protection strategy for an innovating technique, patentability study, definition of legal precautions for implementation, freedom of utilisation analysis.

Consultation and advice on employees’ or managers’ inventions, implementing declarations or attributions of said inventions, inventions assignments.

Study, drafting and preparation of a patent (description, claims, official drawings, abstract…).

Filing French, European and International (PCT) Patent Applications.

Follow-up procedures, deadline monitoring, response to the search report.

Preparation and filing “Soleau” envelopes or “know-how” files (proof of date of knowledge of one information by someone), investigation of prior personal knowledge rights.

Devising foreign protection strategies.

Foreign filing application procedures (International Patent Application (PCT), European Patent, national patents).

Foreign patent examination and granting procedures.

Appeal against Patent Office decisions, opposition procedures.

Registration formalities in the Patents Register.

 

PRIOR ART SEARCHES

State of the art in any given technical field.

Prior art and patents searches for an invention in France and/or in any country worldwide.

Novelty and infringement searches.

Worldwide searches on patents filed by a company or an individual.

Providing documents (patent specification, Patent Register Certificate, annual fees statement, legal status certificate…).

 

PATENTS WATCHING

France, European and Worldwide watching of patents published in a technical filed as they are published.

Competitor or industry sector monitoring in published patents.

Watching of Examination and opposition procedures of third parties patent applications.

 

SOFTWARE

Protection in France and worldwide.

Filing softwares for implementation of author rights protection.

 

SEMI-CONDUCTORS

Filing in France and worldwide topographies of semiconductor products (chips) applications.

 

OTHER TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE PROTECTIONS

Trade secrets protection.

New plant varieties protection.