Drafting, filing & prosecution of patent applications
“We reap the fruits of your invention by translating it into a written document – “The patent”.”
Drafting a patent specification requires deep understanding of the technology and a thorough knowledge of the relevant procedures and laws as it is a techno-legal document. Without a well-drafted patent specification, you may not be able to calculate the commercial returns that you deserve to. We have a team of domain experts, registered patent agents and patent attorneys with strong technology backgrounds who are well versed with drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in India as well as in other countries. We undertake complete prosecution of patent applications in various other geographies too.
We have experienced professionals with strong technology background who can handle patent related work in the following broad technology areas:
- Information & Communications technology
- Health care
- Energy & Power
- Aerospace & Defense
- Chemicals & Materials
- Food & Beverage
- Consumer goods & services
Response to Office actions
“Your job doesn’t finish just with filing the patent application.Responding to the office actions is a task ahead. Our services extend to let the examiner understand in depth the invention and clarify his doubts.”
An office action issues to notify the applicant regarding issues with the application. This will include the reason why registration is being refused or what requirements must be met. In most cases, the applicant must respond to an Office action within 6 months from the date the Office action is issued or else the application will be abandoned.
IP Litigation & Enforcement
“Any specific rights attain a great meaning when you really put them into action.”
The threat of intellectual property infringement increases with every passing day as infringers find it easier and faster to take advantage of the IP owner's hard work in creating.
We handle all post registration procedures such as enforcement of IP rights through civil and criminal proceedings. We have expertise in handling oppositions both pre-grant and post-grant, infringements, and revocation of patents at Indian Patent Office, Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) and High Court, as the case may be with a team of experienced patent attorneys.
Trade mark litigation:
We have hands on experience with motions for preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders with respect to a variety of trademarks and service mark matters.We routinely prosecute and defend claims involving both registered and unregistered trademarks.We do so in all of the typical forums for resolving these types of disputes, including the high courts, the Trademark Appeal Board before Trademark office, India.
We ensure consistent quality standards along with maintaining quick turn-around times for carrying out opposition proceedings.We assist the clients in preparing, filing, and executing Patent Opposition proceedings for its Indian and Global clients.
“A risky proposition – if errors are made in the process, companies might not be able to enforce their IP rights. We play safe and reduce your costs in the process of assignment work.”
IP owners and their representatives may be required to perform IP recordalsas stand-alone tasks, whatever the status of the related IP Rights and possibly in a grouped way, for instance, for a merger or acquisition, or a change in details of the IP owner.
We provide you with upfront clarity on costs and gather all local legal requirements to ease the IP recordal process.
Key notes to assist you on the features of our process:
- Step 1: All required information is collected and a detailed quote is prepared.
- Step 2: We ensure that all legal and geographyspecific requirements for an exact IP recordal are met, and assist you in the preparation of documents.
- Step 3: We submit the required documents to the local agents as well to the corresponding PTOs (patent and trademark offices). Also in this step, our experts create and file client reports along with the client invoices.
- Step 4: When the official certificate is received, we forward it to you along with the final report.
“Devising a comprehensive strategy for curbing counterfeit products will save you from a huge damage.”
Rapid advances in technology and liberalization of the Indian economy has created an ideal market for people trying to misuse existing brand values that have been cultivated and nurtured over a period of time. Moreover, the loss caused by these counterfeit products to a respective brand or client is beyond calculation. If these issues are not properly countered, they may cause permanent damage to the respective brands
We can assist in devising a comprehensive strategy for curbing counterfeit products by outlining all possible risks and assumptions and mapping them with costs involved in each step taken so that a judicious step can be taken by the client. We are active in initiating criminal actions and getting seizure orders from various Indian courts against individuals and businesses that have manufactured and distributed counterfeits.
Patent proof reading
“Document review is a highbrow attempt to fetch you lots and save you more.”
Proofreading is a vital step in the process of obtaining a patent. Even minor errors in a patent document could lead to an office action or rejection of a patent application. Our methodology ensures uncompromised proofreading quality by focusing on specific guidelines and procedures.
We analyze the patent application to check for the following:
- Antecedent Basis
- Claim Dependency
- Claims and Drawing Consistency
We make sure that all patent rules and standards set by each Patent Office are adhered to in proofreading our work.
Commercial law practice
“A legally sound and detailed contract minimizes legal and business risks resulting from the inconsistent language.”
Contracts have always formed a major part of any business, and therefore have always formed an integral of commercial litigations. In this era of commercialization, all businesses intend to enter into perfect contracts, that is clear enough to be easily understood by a person of ordinary prudenceand at the same time detailed enough so that it cannot be wilfully misinterpreted. However, it requires a lot of time to draft a legally sound and very detailed contract so as to incorporate the stipulations of the parties in order to meet the end object of such contract with precaution as to minimize legal and business risk resulting from the inconsistent language. Time and resources spent during drafting of Contract / Agreement stage can save the Corporate and businesses from a lot of pain during intended relationships.
We assist you in drafting contracts/ agreements which contain suitably worded clauses about Jurisdiction & Applicable Law, Commercial Terms, Termination Clauses, Technology Transfer, Turnkey Transactions, Distributorship ,IP Ownership, Confidentiality, Force Majeure, Trademark protection, and many others.
“Focus on the legal issues is a driving force for calculating the compensations.”
Contracts between business partners, such as purchase and sale agreements or joint venture agreements, often involve an element of future compensation based on events that will occur after the contract is in force. These contracts are generallyfocused on the legal issues involved in the transaction and not on the financial and accounting aspects of how the future compensation will be calculated. That is not to say that the formulas are often complex and the terminology used is ambiguous.