The patent attorneys of the law firm KLINGSEISEN RINGS will assist you in filing patent applications, in patent examination proceedings and in case of oppositions against patents.

National German, European and international patent applications (PCT applications); patent searches; representation in opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO opposition) and before the European Patent Office (EPO opposition) in Munich; representation in appeal proceedings before the appeal chambers of the EPO (EPO appeal proceedings); representation in appeal proceedings and nullity proceedings before the Federal German Patent Court (FGPC) in Munich; license agreement for patents; evaluation of patents (patent evaluation opinion); counseling and representation in the area of employee inventions; elaboration of patent strategies; counseling in the area of patent management; participation in patent infringement proceedings, elaboration of patent infringement opinions.

Patent application

A patent on technical inventions is requested by means of a patent application filed with the patent office (DE, EP or international). The patent application is a technical-legal text comprising a description, patent claims for defining the subject-matter of the protection and possibly drawings. Patent applications are mostly elaborated by specialized patent attorneys. Before the grant of a patent, patent applications are examined in a so-called examination proceedings in the patent office. The examination proceedings may take several months to years. The examiners of the patent offices search the subject-matter invention and they examine in particular whether there is novelty and inventive step. In case of objections from the examiners, patent attorneys will elaborate and file appropriate responses to office actions including arguments and in most cases also amended claims. After grant of a patent, there is a possibility for third parties to file oppositions against a the grant of a patent for a limited period of time.

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