PATENT- FIELD EXPERTISE

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For over 50 years, KATZAROV has developed extensive experience in helping clients gain a greater understanding of their intellectual property (IP) position and jointly developing a plan to defend and protect their assets.

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The European Patent Convention defines a patentable invention in the following article :

“European patents shall be granted for any inventions, in all fields of technology, provided that they are new, involve an inventive step and are susceptible of industrial application. ” Article 52(1) EPC

It is therefore crucial for an inventor or a corporation who innovates to find help and advice from the right patent attorney so as to collaborate with someone who masters the Patent Law but also the technical field in which an invention has been created.

Because there are so many technical fields likely to constitute the cradle of innovation, KATZAROV will provide you with a patent attorney mastering your technology and, thus, able to work collaboratively with you and objectively analyze your product to determine which aspects may be protected by a patent as well as develop the corresponding protection strategy.

CORE EXPERTISE

In the field of Life Sciences, the patent case law is constantly evolving. An invention that was considered innovative ten years ago might no longer be considered as such in view of the rapid scientific progress in biology and biotechnology.

For this reason, the patent attorneys at KATZAROV keep up to date with scientific and legal developments so as to be able to provide you with their expertise in obtaining a strong patent protection for an invention in life sciences technology.

Among others, our patent attorneys have expertise in different sectors such as biologics, biotechnology, oncology, neurobiology and neurodegenerative diseases, protein engineering and formulations, medical diagnostics thanks to biomarkers, personalized medicine, proteomics, metabolomics and genomics, including gene editing, gene therapy and cell therapy.

In many jurisdictions, a patent cannot protect a therapeutic method/treatment or surgical method. Therefore, the solution to protect the core invention is to claim the device used to perform the treatment or apply the surgical method, in other words: protect the medical device instead of the method.

The MedTech covers any technology that can be used in a care setting, which covers disposables, capital equipment and surgical procedure innovations, through to implant technology, biomaterials and connected health IT. In other words, MedTech accounts for all devices with which a patient can be diagnosed or treated.

It is therefore critical to have a thorough and solid understanding of Life Science and mechanics/electronics to handle MedTech cases. At KATZAROV, MedTech specialized patent attorneys have a deep knowledge based on years of practice both in mechanics/electronics and life sciences to understand your technology and help you protect your MedTech based invention.

Mechanical and electronical inventions are usually the most copied innovations since they are easily subject to reverse-engineering. That is why patent protection in this field is highly recommended.

Once created, a mechanical/robotic device or assembling components should be protected by a patent. Frequently, the invention lies in how the components are combined and not so much in one particular component. To that end, the patent will describe the function of the component or the component itself and, at KATZAROV, our expert will help you identify how to obtain the broadest scope of protection.

In microtechnology and, in particular watchmaking, adequate patent protection plays a crucial role to support a sustainable business model for a watchmaking brand or a subcontractor. This field is very dense in terms of IP so that there is a need to have a deep understanding of both the technics and the prior art to identify the remaining protectable features, either regarding movement or external parts.

Computer sciences/electronics is one of the most hindered technical domains in terms of patents because of the rapidity of the technological developments. Thus, this domain is one of the most crucial from an IP point of view. Given the high costs of creating new products, it is important to obtain patents to protect your investment and competitive advantage.

Whereas, in the old days, software related products were considered to be protectable by copyright only, with the arising of the industry 4.0 based on AI technology and the huge amount of data available (Big Data), there is an increased need for patent protection of AI based software, for instance in Digital Health or in Mecanics/robotics.

At Katzarov, we are following the latest development on patentability of AI based invention to offer our client the most suitable and up to date advices to secure their AI based technology as well as their software technology with a very unique patent drafting method.

Also, the industry of Telecommunication / Security continuously rises since the last century and its security has been greatly improved with the emergence of new paradigms based on quantum physics and the same. This has generated an entire new patent ecosystem in constant progress comprising for instance Quantum Cryptography and 5G networks.

Katzarov’s expert have the knowledge and the competence to advice and help you in these domains.

The success of a chemical project may be the result of many years of hard work and considerable expense. Patents play an important role in the chemical industry for protecting the results of research and development.

A new chemical entity should be claimed as a compound or composition of matter, for example in using the generic Markush structures. In addition, process claims defining the methods for making and using the new composition, “product by process” claims or new formulations may be envisaged.

The chemical technical field has a very broad definition and includes, among others, analytical, organic, inorganic, physical and polymer chemistry, computational chemistry, paints’ coating and pigments, cosmetics, material science, chemical engineering, dyes and inks, oil industry, textiles, nuclear, agrochemistry, electrochemistry, and so on.

Our patent attorneys, who have expertise in that field, master these technologies thanks to their chemical engineering background.

The drug development process involves high costs, high levels of risk and development through long periods of time. In order to recoup their research and developments expenditures, pharmaceutical companies need to obtain patent protection in every single country where they will be commercializing their drug.

In the pharmaceutical industry, patent applications are filed very early in the R&D process, mainly because the state of the art evolves fast and because earlier patent filings by competitors should be avoided.

Patent attorneys at Katzarov have previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry and assist clients in protecting different inventive aspects of a drug and uses or administrations thereof that may arise during the R&D phase and clinical studies thanks to a very unique patent filing strategy and supplementary protection certificates (SPC) or patent term extensions (PTE).

In addition to pharmaceuticals, patent attorneys at Katzarov assist clients in identifying and protecting inventions in neutraceuticals, such as for a product derived from different combined food sources with extra health benefits or enhanced performance compared to that of the individual components.

Additional EXPERTISE Solutions offered to our clients in collaboration with our trusted network of key specialists

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