You developed an innovation and want to protect it?

A patent is an Industrial Property right conferring exclusive protection to a technical innovation during 20 years in a defined territory.

Where to start?

  • First meeting free of charge to discuss your potential needs in the field of patents
  • We help you define and develop a global protection strategy that corresponds to your needs by considering every aspect of your project. Our goal is to secure optimum protection for you wherever that protection is needed, at a reasonable cost. Our approach is tailored exactly to your needs, meaning that we invest time in understanding you and your preferred ways of working with us
  • Personalized advice on setting a clear patent strategy best suited to your specific R&D program / business and maximizing the return on investment
  • Pragmatic solutions to defend your patent rights

Our Skills

KATZAROV’s expert patent team can provide your with :

  • Patentability search à a work consisting in identifying prior art that may be detrimental to the novelty and/or inventive step of an invention and which contributes in assessing the likelihood of securing a reliable patent with the adequate claim scope
  • Freedom to operate search à a work consisting in identifying conflicting third parties’ patent rights early on in the technology development process with the aim of reducing the chances of potential obstacles in the commercialization of your products
  • Patent landscaping search à a work consisting in serving to outline the existing technical field – usually occuring during the scoping of the R&D program – and its available parts, in order to provide a clearer picture of innovation potential and thus to yield broader patent protection
  • Once filed, the patent application will go through several steps of life including official search, examination and finally, grant.
  • We take care of every step to ensure that the maximum scope of protection for the resulting patent is maintained (obtained ?).
  • Based on Thanks to our expertise, as well as our Katzarov’s Manual on Industrial Property and a worldwide network of trusted partners, we assist you in fulfilling all requested formalities, meeting all deadlines and overcoming inquiries and objections, if any office actions are emitted
  • We have special expertise with European, Russian and former Republics of the Soviet Union as well as with the Eurasian Patent Office

Once a European Patent is granted, protection is available in all 38 EPC member states  – plus 2 extension states and 4 validation states – countries.

Katzraov offers a tailored advice service on which group of countries isrelevant to validate based on your situation.

Katzarov has the expertise and offers a complete EP validation process in all member states countries with an accurate and reasonable cost forecast for the entire validation process and exhaustive support for the entire validation process and all the administrative tasks required

  • We follow any changes concerning your business and ensure that the same are reflected before the relevant Patent Office whenever necessary
  • We advise on formalities necessary in updating records following M&As, licenses, transfers and/or pledges
  • We prepare all the necessary documents in accordance with local requirements
  • We file and prosecute recordal requests with the Patent Offices, overcoming inquiries and objections, if any
  • We verify the information in the official documents issued by the corresponding Patent Offices and attesting to the recordal of changes

The patent drafting calls for high standards of technical knowledge describing the invention combined with a solid legal framework in order to maximize its scope of protection, in light of the existing prior art

The way of drafting a patent application varies depending on the technical field and thus, KATZAROV provides you with the suited Patent Attorney with the relevant expertise will be advising  to advise you

Following the filing strategy discussed together, we prepare and file the patent application(s)

  • We assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of your patent rights and how it fits your business
  • We review your existing portfolio, as well as your competitors, and identify any gaps and overlaps in protection
  • We develop the strategy which is appropriate for you, with a clear budget forecast
  • We create different layers of IP protection – combining IP rights (e.g. patent-design or patent- trademark) – to enable you in buiding a strong IP portfolio and enhance the protection of your intangible assets

Once your patent is granted, your competitors will possibly challenge or ignore your Industrial Property rights.

Since 50 years, KATZAROV has the expertise to handle these situations and represent and defned their clinets before the various courts.

From pre-litigation, due diligence to validity opinions, opposition and appeal management and litigation support, we propose a full range of litigation management services to prepare our clients, build a strong strategy and defend their patent rights

Knowledge and proactive decision relating to your competitor’s move is crucial, for this reason :

  • We offer watch services to monitor third parties’ applications for instance by applicant or by technical field/feature
  • We advise you on appropriate steps to be timely taken in each particular case
  • A patent requires the payment of maintenance fees to matin protection is a specfic country. Missing the due date for payment of such fee leads to a loss of rights.
  • We ensure the continuity of your patent rights and guarantee a reliable maintenance fee management
  • We docket maintenance fees’ payments in our management system and remind you well ahead of time
  • We proceed with the payment of the maintenance fee in all territories that are of interest to you