We are competent in the field of Patents, Trademarks and Designs and we develop appropriate IP-Strategies for the needs of our clients. To enable our clients to achieve their goals in an effective and efficient manner, we pursue a thorough analysis in each case, we propose proactive solutions which we communicate in a concise manner.
29.03.2019

Grips 2019/1 - State of the art

Every innovation builds on the shoulders of what already exists. Mostly the developers observe the market and then look for promising opportunities for improvement. Increasingly, attempts are also being made to use the patent literature for new ideas. How can and should you use the patent literature for your own patent application? [more]


28.02.2019

USA: Calculation of damages (CAFC Exmark v. Briggs & Stratton)

The damage caused by a patent infringement is usually difficult to prove. It is therefore general practice – also in the U.S. - to assume a hypothetical license negotiation (license analogy). Two important questions arise: How to determine the added value of the invention? What is the license rate related to? The judgment of the CAFC in the case Exmark vs. Briggs & Stratton provides some answers. [more]


03.01.2019

China: New Supreme People’s Court for patent cases

China wants to become an innovation-based nation. Industrial property rights, in particular patents and utility models, have a high priority for this purpose. However, for patent law to fulfill its function, it is important to apply uniform criteria with regard to protectability and infringement. [more]


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Do you have an innovative project that has a competitive edge? Do you want to develop and protect your branding? Are you looking for advanced strategies in using industrial property rights? Or do you have to defend yourself against an alleged infringement?

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We asses the protectability of inventions, trademarks and designs, we analyse infringement risks. We draw up comprehensive patent applications and propose filing strategies that are effective but still affordable. We govern examination and registration proceedings with the assistance of our international network of excellent Patent attorneys. read more...

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Patent and Trademark law require a high degree of specialisation. Our 8 patent attorneys have university degrees in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Mathematics and cover a wide spread field of technical expertise. We have a long standing experience in all questions relating to patent, trademark and design rights. Our two full-fledged offices in Bern and Winterthur/Zurich enable us to serve you at your preferred location, offering all type of professional and administrative support.

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