We are committed to drafting patent and utility model applications and oppositions so that they stand up to scrtutiny in multiple jurisdictions and incur minimum cost for translations and prosecutions. We are experienced at handling trademark applications and design applications before the USPTO, the GPTO and the EUIPO.
Patents block others, so there may be patents that block you. Hence it is advisable to carry out a freedom-to-operate (FTO) search in parallel to a patent application. This should be repeated 18 months after start of production. Risk mitigation via FTOs can be used not only for your own peace of mind, but also to convince investors to release money for your project.
Bastian can identify potentially subject-matter both for an FTO and a patent application. Bastian has prepared and guided many opposition cases against European Patents up to the Appeal phases.
Carsten has handled over 50 infringement litigation cases (District Court Mannheim, District Court Duesseldorf, District Court Munich), including appeal proceedings (Upper Regional Courts in Duesseldorf, Karlsruhe and Munich).
Michael Tucker has handled patent disputes in the United States and is helping Bastian and Carsten with his deep knowledge, delivering advice in every aspect of intellectual property.