Why should we apply for a patent?

Patents foster innovations Patents protect new technical inventions. They confer to their owners a territorial monopoly right for a limited period. The patent owner alone is entitled to exploit the invention. He can prohibit unauthorised commercial use of the patented invention. Patents allow to derive economic benefits from inventions. In return, the patent owner has […]

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Patent application proceedings in Germany

In the examination procedure, the patent examiners of the DPMA check if your invention meets the following criteria: novelty inventive step industrial applicability Furthermore, the invention must have a technical character. The patent is the only IP right granted by the DPMA after a very extensive examination for novelty. Preliminary examination of the application By […]

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Applying for a patent in Germany

Request for the grant of a patent Please bear in mind that the patent system is a very complex field of law. It may be advisable to retain the services of a patent attorney for preparing and filing a patent application. If you are not residing in Germany, you are legally required to be represented […]

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