If you want to fight someone else’s patent, you should consider initiating an opposition if the relevant patent law gives you that opportunity. Oppositions may be filed, for instance, against a German and a European patent within three and nine months, respectively, from the grant. Opposition proceedings are conducted before the patent office and involve the patentee as well as the opponent. We assist you in assessing the chances of success of opposition proceedings. If you decide to oppose a 3rd party patent, we collect evidence in support of the opposition grounds and prepare a substantiated opposition writ. We represent you in written and oral opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, be it as the opponent or the patentee.
If you become aware that your patent is infringed or if you are accused of infringing a 3rd party patent, we assist you in finding an adequate response.
We will examine the case and help you to assess your chances and costs of winning it. We may also help you to negotiate a settlement with the adversary.
Our patent attorneys have already been involved in patent litigation cases in many countries, in Europe as well as overseas. This allows us to efficiently coordinate and manage your infringement proceedings in different countries.