Innovation is a long, painful process, as much as it is extraordinary. Those who dedicate energy and resources to life improvement through novelty deserve recognition. Ropatent values creativity and seeks that creativity’s results are valued in turn. Patent registration means more than turning ideas into assets; it means acknowledging someone’s brilliant mind or a company’s vision. Protecting and valuing those rights means protecting and valuing the owner of those patent rights.
In filing patent applications, whether in Romania or internationally, we involve our expert counselors and engineers who can guide clients through the best procedures to make sure the patents get registered and properly protected.
We take into account patentability when we conduct the research and prepare the application, as well as possible future litigations and opposition matters. This way we make sure that our clients’ investment in their patents proves efficient.
Patent protection can be pursued through different routes. In order to find the best route, Ropatent counselors take into account the type of invention and the target markets. We always follow our clients’ business interests and design a prosecution strategy that will serve their business strategy on the long term.
Protecting a patent portfolio is an ongoing task. At Ropatent, we advise our clients to be diligent in appropriately safeguarding and maintaining secrecy, communicating their legal rights and, if necessary, defending their rights through legal action.
Our experts assist clients in building patent portfolios that serve their business goals; we conduct monitoring activities to make sure that third parties do not use our clients’ patents without authorization and they do not interfere.
We also advise clients about ways to make the best use of their existing patent portfolio, to maximize the efficiency of their R&D investment.
Our counselors and IP lawyers have representation rights before the European Patent Office. We use our expertise in conducting patent prosecution for the European market, considering commercial and development aspects, beyond the strictly legal procedures.
The European Patent Office accepts applications for European patents that can be granted for the 36 contracting states to the EPC. Since July 2009, applicants have also the possibility to request the extension of the European patent to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
We can also file patent applications at the EPO under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, designing it in such way that it will comply with the EPO special requirements. This procedure involves a single application. This application, however, is later split, after the initial phase, into several national applications.