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Patents and Utility Models

​Technical inventions and secret know-how provide a critical advantage in any competitive environment. Routinely, development costs for technological inventions are very significant. These costs can be recouped only if the inventor can at least obtain a temporary monopoly on his invention to fend off imitators. FPS helps clients secure and successfully exploit their technological advantage, for example by registering patents and utility models or entering into license and non-disclosure agreements.

Our litigators also represent clients in opposition, cancellation and patent infringement proceedings, and draft legal opinions on the status and validity of patent and on patent infringements. We represent clients in proceedings before the German Patent Office and European Patent Office, and before the Federal Patent Court and Federal Supreme Court.