Patents and
Utility Models


Protected Design

Contract and
Licensing Law

German Employee Inventions Act

German Competition Protection Act

German Drug
Advertising Law

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The Vocabulary:

Patents and Utility Models

By means of patents and utility models, technical innovations such as methods, devices and materials are protected along with their applications. The transition to management operations and design is seamless and must be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you, we will identify the essence of your inventions. If necessary, we will conduct a preliminary survey of the relevant state-of-the-art in order to ensure the ideal positioning of your patent or utility model application. As a matter of course, we attend to all national, European and international application processes.

We have a wealth of experience in the investigation and analysis of extensive and complex intellectual property rights scenarios. Opinions that we furnish within the scope of a "patent clearing" (for products) or "freedom-to-operate analysis" (for fields of technology) are thourogh and pragmatic interpretations of the risks posed by infringement of intellectual property rights. You receive goal-oriented legal advice with an eye to what is economically possible and reasonable for you.

In line with such opinions, critical patent applications from your competitors must be monitored even before patents are granted to determine if, and to what extent, the development of legally valid and enforceable patents seems probable. By monitoring critical patent applications and taking pre-emptive measures for opposition procedures, we flank the development and marketing of your technology against that of your competitors. By these measures we aim to create a "freedom-to-operate" situation for you.