Patents & Utility Models

PROTECTING INVESTMENTS AND ENSURING FREEDOM TO OPERATE

Technical IP rights are among the most important instruments of our modern economy – for innovation leaders and for providers of alternative solutions. Patents and utility models not only protect investments in research and development, they are also crucial when freedom to operate is at stake.

DEVELOPMENT

We assist you in building IP portfolios of high strategic value to protect and maintain your innovative expertise.

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PATENT SEARCHES & DUE DILIGENCE

Our experienced search team conducts patent searches in all areas of technology to find technical solutions or to determine your freedom to operate in a due diligence audit – in Germany, Europe and across the world.

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MONITORING

We monitor the IP activities of your competitors, allowing you to take early action to avoid disadvantages for your company.

LICENSING

IP rights are prohibition rights – they prohibit use. Why not allow use in return for a license fee? Contact us – we will help you to draft fruitful license agreements.

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PATENT INFRINGEMENT

If intellectual property rights are infringed, considerable values are often at stake for the property right holder and the alleged infringer. Our international litigation team led by patent attorney Ulrich Kreutzer knows not only the rules, but also the exceptions.

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NULLIFICATION

Creating freedom to operate and fending off attacks – IP rights are not set in stone. If your company’s freedom to operate is restricted, we quickly and competently examine possible courses of action to clear the path.

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