US & European Patenting – made easier

We can, at a client’s request, provide an integrated US and European patent & design service that is ideally suited to protecting your invention assets both domestically and internationally. Matthew Lambrinos and Thomas Dienwiebel are qualified practitioners admitted before both the US Patent Bar and the European Patent Bar. They represent clients in all patent and design related matters before the United States and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). They can work on both the US and European cases so there is no need for our practice to retain additional support from external Attorneys/Agents. Our clients receive streamlined international patent services without additional cost or compromise in quality.

Domestic Protection with Foreign Protection in mind

With our integrated US and European patent service, international protection is particularly in mind from the outset. Preparing and prosecuting a first filing of a patent application with an appreciation of differences in substantive and procedural patent law in USA, Europe, Japan, China and other important markets can be significantly advantageous to outcomes in patenting, licensing and litigation. Patentability laws vary from country to country, particularly in the fields of software, business methods and medical methods. First filings with foreign filings in mind can also avoid unnecessary prosecution costs and delays in obtaining international protection.

To see how you can benefit from our integrated US & EP patent service, click on an appropriate link below.

  • US Clients
  • UK & other European Clients
  • Clients outside of US & Europe
  • Clients that have filed a priority application
  • US Litigation Law Firms

 

How US Clients benefit….

  • European patents and designs – eliminate time and expense
  • US & European patent perspective from the outset
  • streamline US and European patenting process
  • easier interface and responsive service on European matters

European patents and designs – eliminate time and expense
US Patent Agents/Attorneys must liaise with European Patent Attorneys to assist them with obtaining a European patent and/or design. Two practitioners therefore normally work on a case, the US Patent Agent/Attorney and the European Patent Attorney. Our combined US and EP prosecution service enables you to eliminate substantial time and expense on the US side associated with obtaining a European patent and/or design.

US & European perspective from the outset
We can consider both US and European patent perspectives in preparing and prosecuting your applications. The formal and substantive requirements for European patents are different from those for US patents. For example, business patents can be patentable in US when tied to a machine whereas in Europe a technical contribution is required for business method related inventions. We can draft your first application mindful of these differences between US and European Patent Law.

 

How UK and other European Clients benefit….

  • US utility and design patents – eliminate time and expense
  • European and US perspective from the outset
  • streamline UK, European and US patenting process
  • easier interface and responsive service on US matters

US utility and design patents – eliminate time and expense
European Patent Attorneys must liaise with US Patent Agents/Attorneys to assist them with obtaining a US utility or design patent. Two practitioners therefore normally work on a case, the European Patent Attorney and US Patent Agent/Attorney. Our integrated US and EP prosecution service means that a single practitioner works on both US and European cases and eliminates substantial time and expense on the European side associated with obtaining US utility and design patents.

European and US patent perspective from the outset
As dual qualified practitioners, Matthew Lambrinos and Thomas Dienwiebel can consider both US and European patent perspectives in preparing and prosecuting your applications. The formal and substantive requirements for US patents are different from those for European patents. For example, business patents can be patentable in US when tied to a machine whereas in Europe a technical contribution is required for business method related inventions. We can draft your first application mindful of these differences between US and European Patent Law.

 

Similar Advantages for Clients Outside US & Europe
Inventors/Business and Law Firms outside of the US and Europe that use our integrated US & EP service can benefit in the same way as US and European clients.

 

Clients that have filed a priority application
If you have filed a US, UK or other national application and now wish to seek patents/designs in US, across Europe or Worldwide, our integrated US & EP service means that we can file your international, US and European applications based on your first filed application.

If you have filed an international patent application in US, EPO, UK or other PCT receiving office around the world and now wish to seek patents/designs in US and across Europe, we can handle entry and prosecution of your international application ourselves in both the US national phase and European phase.

The above is subject to certain time limits. Click here for a free consultation.

 

Advantage for US Litigation Attorneys – European Patent Expert Witness Support
Our practice has proved to be particularly beneficial for providing European patent expert witness support to US litigation attorneys. Easy access and responsive service, and our additional understanding of US patent matters are beneficial for providing quality expert witness support on European patent practice and procedures.

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