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Patents

Protecting your invention

Our firm devotes a significant part of its activity to patents, and intervenes in various fields such as mechanics, electronics or chemistry.
Innovation is now one of the pillars of the company’s growth. During the year 2019, nearly 16,000 patent applications were filed in France with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), which ranks second in the European Union in the number of patent applications.

Our firm can assist you in any patent application, helping you to define the most appropriate protection strategy to your innovation, at the stage of filing your patent by carrying out the necessary formalities with the designated offices, and can also assist you in negotiating contracts relating to your patent, such as patent assignment contracts, or contracts for employee inventions.

Our law office also intervenes in patent litigation, and can represent you at all stages of the proceedings, both in demand and in defense.

Invention Protection Strategy

Before any patent filing, our office assists its clients to determine the most appropriate strategy to protect their innovation.

Determining the legal tool best suited to your innovation (patent, know-how)

Conducting audits (due diligence)

Patent contracts

Our law office assists you in drafting and negotiating patent contracts:

Research and development agreements

Partnership agreements

Patent transfer or licensing contracts

Patent co-ownership contracts

Confidentiality agreements

Employee Inventions

Our office regularly intervenes on issues relating to employee inventions, whether it is remuneration advice or litigation concerning the awarding of an invention.


Advice on acquiring employee inventions

Negotiating and creating a system for paying employee inventions

Writing clauses or contracts for employee inventions

Assistance before the National Council of Employee Inventions (CNIS)

Patent litigation

Our firm has also developed expertise in patent litigation, and can assist and represent you in the following actions:


Patent infringement actions

Actions for declaration of non-counterfeiting of patents

Patent nullity actions

Actions to claim patents of invention

Tracking foreclosure-counterfeiting procedures

References

Infringement action

Industry

Defending an Italian company in the manufacture of extruded plastic sheaths in a patent infringement action.

Infringement and unfair competition

Industry

Defending a French company in an action for patent infringement and unfair competition involving dry toilet systems.

Research and development agreements, licensing agreements and patent co-ownership

Cosmetics industry

Assisting a company specialized in the fields of beauty products and medical devices in the drafting and negotiation of research and development agreements, patent licenses and patent co-ownership.

Infringement action

Industrial sector - glasses

Defending a U.S. company in a patent infringement action relating to a patented clip glasses system.

Consortium agreement

Industry

Assistance to an Italian industrial group in drafting a consortium agreement in a collaborative research and development project.

Compensation policy for employee inventions

Pharmaceutical industry

Advice to a pharmaceutical company regarding its remuneration policy for employee inventions and the drafting of an enterprise agreement on remuneration policy.

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