For a European patent (EP) to be valid in the countries you want it to be, it must be validated after it has been granted. Here, too, we offer a full service following recognized compliance rules as well as the professional guidelines for German patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law (confidentiality, liability, etc.). We make it easier for you to decide which European countries to validate your EP patent in after it’s granted, as a patent with unitary effect (UP) and/or nationally, with a list of possibilities to choose from. This list already contains a concrete indication of the expected costs. In the case of national validations, we represent you directly before the national office in all countries where this is possible and reasonable, to keep costs low. In all other countries, we work closely with selected patent law firms that we have chosen for you over decades based on quality and cost. The cost certainty that this brings means that we can calculate the cost for each individual patent we validate in advance. So you can work out the cost of the entire validation directly and precisely before hiring us. All powers of attorney required abroad are prepared centrally by us and made available to you for signature at the same time as the order confirmation. In addition, you only receive one invoice per order and one overall report for all countries. Which means you spend less time on record keeping and filing.
We currently manage over 12,500 EP validations.