Patents

Patenting an invention is essential to give value to a company's research, development and innovation efforts. The Firm's professionals specialise in the main areas of science and technology to provide an accurate and customised service in drafting, filing and prosecuting Italian, European and international (PCT) patent applications in Italy and abroad. However, the professionals do not limit themselves to carrying out such activities but are able to support the Firm's clients in building their own corporate patent strategy, agreeing on the necessary technical development plans and budgets. This activity is also carried out by carrying out prior art and 'Freedom to Operate' patent searches, to identify the state of the art in a wide variety of technological sectors, thus enabling clients to assess in advance the novelty of their findings as well as to monitor the development of their competitors' patenting activity. Finally, in the context of patent litigation, the Firm's professionals are both frequently appointed as Court-appointed Technical Consultants (CTU) and may also act as Party Technical Consultants (CTP) in order to assist clients in litigation.
Patenting an invention is essential to give value to a company's research, development and innovation efforts. The Firm's professionals specialise in the main areas of science and technology to provide an accurate and customised service in drafting, filing and prosecuting Italian, European and international (PCT) patent applications in Italy and abroad. However, the professionals do not limit themselves to carrying out such activities but are able to support the Firm's clients in building their own corporate patent strategy, agreeing on the necessary technical development plans and budgets. This activity is also carried out by carrying out prior art and 'Freedom to Operate' patent searches, to identify the state of the art in a wide variety of technological sectors, thus enabling clients to assess in advance the novelty of their findings as well as to monitor the development of their competitors' patenting activity. Finally, in the context of patent litigation, the Firm's professionals are both frequently appointed as Court-appointed Technical Consultants (CTU) and may also act as Party Technical Consultants (CTP) in order to assist clients in litigation.
  • What is a patent?

    An active patent is a title that grants the owner a monopoly of exclusive exploitation of an invention on a territorial basis and for a limited period. A patent does not grant the owner an authorisation to freely use the invention, but only the right to prevent its commercial exploitation by third parties.

  • Why should I patent an invention?

    In addition to being a business asset, a patent is an exclusive right that makes it possible to prohibit third parties from any commercial use of the protected invention. The patent translates the efforts made in the research and development phase into a right to the exclusive exploitation of the invention.

  • How to obtain a patent?

    Our professionals interact with inventors during the drafting of the patent application and file it with the competent authority. Interaction with inventors also continues in the post-filing stages, during the so-called prosecution, until the patent is granted.

  • What are the deadlines for granting the patent?

    In general, the time frame for granting a patent is quite variable and strictly depends on the progress of the patent application prosecution process. For example, an Italian patent subject to a linear process usually reaches grant within 3 years of filing the application.

  • How can we help you?

    Our professionals assist clients at every stage of the invention registration and protection process, while fully respecting confidentiality.