Apply for a European patent in greater Europe

The European Patent Office carries out a specific European patent grant procedure. The basis is provided by the European Patent Convention (EPC). You can apply for a European patent in 38 contracting states of the EPC. However, the patent is not uniformly valid in all contracting states of the EPC. Following patent grant, the European […]

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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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