Prior to filing a patent application, it is preferable to start with a preliminary study of what is already known about your concept (the so-called ‘prior art’).
Based on information about your invention, brantsandpatents will perform a comprehensive patent literature study. This will specifically look for documents related to your invention. We will then thoroughly analyse the literature that was found and analyse the patentability of your concept in the light of these documents.
Finally, an opinion on the patentability of your concept is formulated. If the opinion is favourable, in other words if we consider that your invention is patentable, we will advise you to file a patent application. Based on your technical input, the attorneys and advisers at brantsandpatents will draft and file a patent application, and further assist you during the examination phase until the grant of your patent application.
Patent applications can be filed both on a national or an international level. The choice of the right patent strategy is closely related to your specific needs and commercial activities. brantsandpatents will assist you in defining a tailor-made strategy most suitable for your company. Together with our network of foreign agents, we ensure adequate protection of your invention in the regions relevant to you.
For an opinion on the patentability of your invention you can receive subsidies via the SME portfolio.
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