As part of our work providing advice and dealing with litigation proceedings, our firm assists clients to promote their companies, and to protect and defend their elements of intellectual property.
Consequently, our services fulfil all the requirements of our clients, including:
- Implementing a strategy for optimising research and development (drawing up and negotiating R&D agreements, consortium agreements, etc.)
- Implementing a strategy for optimising research and development (drawing up and negotiating R&D agreements, consortium agreements, etc.)/li] [li]Assisting clients in their application processes (patents, trademarks, designs and models) with legal intellectual property experts with whom we are in contact on a daily basis.
- Using intellectual property rights (drawing up and negotiating licence agreements, transfer agreements, etc.)
- Protecting rights (seizure of counterfeit goods, legal action against counterfeiters, claims for recovery, etc.) as a defendant or claimant
- Assistance in complying with legislation on employee inventions.
- Specifically in the field of patents, we are often required to provide our clients with the following services:
With this agreement, the owner(s) of a patent can transfer ownership of it to one or more persons. The transfer of ownership can be carried out for free or in return for compensation. This agreement sometimes accompanies the transfer of a business. It is different from an expertise transfer agreement, for which no patent has been registered. However, this kind of agreement can be combined with a patent transfer agreement if the creation of this entails the knowledge and mastery of a level of expertise.
A patent licence is often an easy way of marketing an invention, either because the owner does not have the resources to do so, or because they are unable to cover all relevant geographic areas or markets.
Therefore, it is an agreement where the owner of a patent temporarily grants others the right to use the invention, either exclusively or not, usually in return for payment. The conditions of use granted are very strictly demarcated (duration, area, commercial sector, etc.) in order to prevent the licence-holder from harming the owner’s business if they wish to use the patent themselves.