Non-Disclosure, Cooperation and Co-Ownership Agreements
Before taking the decision to invest in a patent application, you may need to clarify certain issues regarding the invention with other persons (e.g. a prospective client, a potential partner, a supplier of equipment or services etc.).
Before you share information with third parties, you should have them sign a carefully drafted non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement.
Also, before starting a collaboration with a third party, you should settle who will have the right to a file patent application. If a patent application is to be owned jointly, a coownership agreement should be prepared to define the rights and obligations of each applicant.
Preparation and prosecution of your patent application
We assist you in obtaining patent protection for your invention. When our patent attorney drafts your application, he will make sure that the invention is well described and properly claimed. He will also introduce fallback positions, such that the application is in the best possible shape to face imponderabilities during grant proceedings or life of the patent.
Patent grant proceedings follow complicated administrative procedures, which require a sound understanding of the patent laws and regulations as well as efficient and reliable case management on the applicant’s side. We efficiently manage these proceedings for you in Europe and throughout the world.