In step with you
Plasseraud IP Patents has one of the biggest teams of intellectual property experts to take action across all technical fields. Our networks in France and around the world ensure your inventions stay protected wherever they are. Our highly-qualified, reliable and responsive patent attorneys are well-versed in tailoring their support to your needs and patent types.
In addition to drafting patent applications in French, English and German, Plasseraud IP Patents advises you on patenting strategy in France and around the world. We work closely with you to follow through on each and every step of the patent application process, and ensure scrupulous management of turnaround times and deadlines.
Expertise at home and around the world
Our experts receive continuous training in the examination procedures used in the world's most reputed patent offices such as the EPO (Europe), USPTO (United States), the JPO (Japan), the SIPO (China), and the KIPO (South Korea).
Freedom to operate studies
Being granted a patent gives you the right to prevent third parties from using your invention, but doesn't necessarily grant you freedom to operate. Plasseraud IP Patents identifies potentially blocking patents, assesses the extent to which these patents pose a threat to your business strategies, and helps you plan ways to circumvent them.
Technology watch and searches for prior IP rights
Plasseraud IP Patents' Search Department is renowned for the technical expertise and skill-sets that allow it to assess the latest developments in a given technical field, conduct searches for prior IP rights (including chemical structure searches) and perform technology watches and competitiveness intelligence monitoring.
Our Search Department is also equipped with professional databases that allow the team to conduct complex patent searches and carry out competitiveness intelligence monitoring using statistical studies and mapping.
Opposition procedures before the European Patent Office (EPO)
If a competitor's patent is standing in the way of your goals, Plasseraud IP Patents is on hand to help you prepare your case for opposition to be brought before the EPO (searches for relevant prior IP rights, identifying grounds for opposition) or for defending your interests should your patent be opposed.
Well-versed in oral proceedings
Our experts are trained in appearing before the European Patent Office's Examination and Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal. Regular experience with these bodies mean we are well-equipped to offer you excellent representation.
If you are looking to take action against an infringing party, or if you yourself are accused of infringement, Plasseraud IP Patents is on hand to advise and support you, whether as a claimant or defendant, in your proceedings against a third party before the Paris tribunal de grande instance (court of first instance), drawing on its network of lawyers specialising in intellectual property law.
Extensive experience in on-site inspections/seizures of allegedly infringing products or methods
On-site inspection/seizure of allegedly infringing goods is a procedure by which the patent holder instructs a bailiff to describe or seize evidence of the nature and scope of any alleged infringement, subject to obtaining an order from a competent judge. This process is highly effective and often proves decisive in acquiring evidence of infringement. Our patent attorneys have extensive experience in assisting bailiffs in their capacity as technical experts during on-site inspections/seizure of allegedly infringing products or methods.
Plasseraud IP Patents’ Documentation Department assures a continuous regulatory watch in all domains where your IP rights could be affected. In result, you have access to a team that receives continuous training and is up-to-date in all the latest doctrinal, case law and legislation evolution around the world.