A technical creation can be protected by patent if it meets certain "patentability" conditions. A patent confers an exclusive right of exploitation to its holder or his successors in title. It can be a product, a process or a device (new technologies, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics ...). The creation must be a real invention, new, inventive and capable of industrial application. To be registered, the patent filing must be very detailed and strong: it must demonstrate that the conditions for patentability are met.
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1. The procedure for registering a patent for invention
At the international level, the patent for invention is managed by the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). At European level, it is possible to file a patent application with the European Patent Office (EPO), which will be responsible for transmitting the application to each member state via the European Patent Convention (EPC).
Thus, the "European patent" issued constitutes a "bundle" of individual national patents, to be validated by each member state.In Luxembourg, it is the Ministry of the Economy which receives such requests. In France, the INPI is responsible for a national request.
We offer a legal service for the patent registration procedure, at national, European and international level:
- Procedure for filing a patent application in France
- Procedure for filing a patent application in Luxembourg
- Procedure for filing a European invention patent application
- Procedure for filing an international patent (PCT) patent application (Patent Cooperation Treaty)
- Protection and enhancement of invention patents
2. Procedures for opposing the application for registration of a patent
Within a period of 9 months from the date of publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any third party may file an opposition to the European patent granted with the European Patent Office (EPO). Anyone can challenge the grant of a European patent on the grounds of exhaustively listed grounds for opposition.
The opposition procedure may lead to the rejection of the opposition, the revocation of the patent, or even the maintenance of the patent in an amended form.In France, following the publication of a patent application, it is possible to file an opposition procedure with the INPI.
We offer a legal service for the opposition procedure with the EPO, in demand or in defense, as well as for the opposition procedure with the INPI.
3. Drafting / negotiation of contracts relating to patents
As with trademarks, the patent can be licensed or assigned to a third party, for remuneration.
We offer a legal service for the drafting / negotiation of contracts relating to patents, such as:
- Patent assignment contract
- Contract for the assignment of one or more patent applications with their priority right
- Contract for the assignment of one or more patent applications with their international (PCT) or European extensions
- Development of patent co-ownership regulations (it happens that the patent is co-owned and it is often useful to establish a conventional regulation)
4. Litigation proceedings relating to patents
We offer a legal service for litigation relating to patents, such as: