Patents give the patentee the exclusive right to use, and license others to use, the patented invention. They also encourage innovation and attract investment in a wide range of areas, including high risk research. Our specialised patent attorneys and patent lawyers, all with technical backgrounds, aim to bridge the gap between science, law and business.
We provide the full range of patent and related services including :
COMPREHENSIVE SEARCHING AND ANALYSIS
We conduct a range of comprehensive searches, from patentability searches, including the identification of relevant prior art (patent or non-patent), to freedom to operate and clearance searches for proposed product launches. Our searches are accompanied by a clear and straightforward analysis of the legal issues and assessment of risk.
FILING AND PROSECUTION OF PATENT APPLICATION IN INDIA
Well versed with the procedural requirements of the different patent filing routes in India, including the PCT, our patent attorneys work closely with their clients to ensure that the scope of the claimed invention is appropriate and that patent office requirements are complied with within the prescribed periods. They also work closely with clients to overcome any objections that may be raised by the Examiner. Our approach is creative; we have a reputation for ‘thinking out of the box’ in order to achieve the best result for our client.
PATENT TRANSACTIONAL WORK
Patents are a valuable asset; sometimes, in fact, a company’s most valuable asset – amajor source of the company’s revenue. Successful commercial exploitation is, therefore, critical. We specialise in advising clients on all aspect of patent commercialisation, from conducting IP audits and due diligence exercises to negotiating a wide range of commercial transactions and drafting all relevant documentation.
Our patent lawyers have extensive experience of patent enforcement in India. They know their way around the local scene and will always ensure that the appropriate enforcement strategy is adopted and the appropriate court/forum chosen. At the outset they provide clear advice to the client and always aim to secure the best, and most cost-effective, result possible.
We regularly provide expert opinions on patent validity, and file opposition and revocation proceedings on behalf of our clients. We keep a regular watch on published applications and bring any conflicting patent applications to our clients’ attention, thus giving them the opportunity to oppose grant within the prescribed period.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, RENEWALS, RESTORATIONS
We continue to invest in state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to ensure that all deadlines are adhered to. We manage portfolios for some of the world’s largest multi-national companies as well as for start-ups and individuals.