Viering, Jentschura & Partner

Patents

The patent portfolio of a company is often decisive for the long-term success of the company as protection of leadership in knowledge becomes an essential factor in global competition. The patent law of a country often demonstrates the rank of its technological development – patent protection and innovation force belong together. Due to VJP's long-standing practice we not only deal with German, European and foreign patent applications – from the application stage through examination and grant and even up to patent infringement – but also provide qualified advice, particularly since both the attorneys and the staff of VJP have excellent knowledge of foreign languages.

 

Expertise

VJP offers a range of services for applicants and owners of patents. We deal with inventions in all areas of engineering and natural sciences. In particular, we offer the following services: advising on best filing strategy (combination of different patent systems to obtain proper protection in various countries at a reasonable price); preparation of patent applications; filing of patent applications; watching service with respect to the activities of competitors in the area of patent protection; filing of or defending against oppositions and appeals; negotiating license agreements; infringement proceedings (e.g. warning letters, filing of suits, appearing in court on behalf of the client, enforcing rights); preparing legal opinions with respect to patentability or infringement; and assessing the value of a patent or patent portfolio.