KMU / Advising

According to a statement from the European Commission, micro as well as small and medium-size companies are the motor of the European economy. In many fields, these enterprises are pioneers of technical progress, i.e. many important innovations are created in these companies.

It is therefore important to advise these companies with regard to matters of intellectual property rights if no or only limited experience is present. If experience already exists, counsel can serve optimize the hitherto used methods of prosecution of inventions and intellectual property rights. This concerns, for example, among others:

  • a reporting system for employees’ inventions,
  • supervision of deadlines and formalities stipulated by the Act on Employees’ Inventions (ArbEG), including the calculation of a possibly existing claims for remuneration,
  • the question whether it is useful to apply for a patent or utility model for a particular technical development,
  • the management of the portfolio of existing intellectual property rights,
  • a continuous watch on third party rights (for example patent monitoring)
  • etc.

Further information

Because we have decades of industrial experience, we have knowledge of different possibilities to appropriately organize relevant processes so that errors can be avoided; the benefit for the company is high and the cost comparatively low. It is our aim to find a suitable solution for each company. An appropriate solution may be, for instance, that we propose other service providers who offer novelty or freedom-to-operate searches and also services for patent monitoring. The client can then decide between these alternatives.

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