Patent Filing and Prosecution
Whether you need to protect your innovation in a single country or coordinate a global patent portfolio, to achieve the level of international protection you want, you need a team in your corner that has an established track record of filing and prosecuting patent applications all over the world. At Elkington + Fife, you find this experience.
We have a wealth of experience at representing clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office, as well as in filing and prosecuting “International” Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications.
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When it comes to our UK and European prosecution practice, our technical expertise combined with our in-depth knowledge of the relevant legal provisions, jurisprudence and case law means that we are able to successfully overcome objections raised by patent examiners without unnecessarily sacrificing scope of protection for our clients’ inventions. We are extremely able at critically assessing raised objections and coming up with sound technical and legal arguments to support our clients’ interests.
We understand that prosecution is a vital part of the process that needs to be handled well to provide the best protection and prevent future issues arising. Unlike some larger firms, our UK and European prosecution practice is not managed by junior attorneys but by more senior members of our team. This means you can rest assured the highest levels of skill and experience will be employed to guide your patent applications to grant.
When it comes to filing patent applications outside Europe, we use an extensive network of highly respected firms throughout the world. This allows us to select the firm that is best suited to you and your technology so you always receive the best support available