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What is a patent?

A patent is a title to industrial property that confers on its holder, inventor or company, exclusive rights over a technical invention for a period of 20 years and in a given territory.

How are Patent rights acquired?

The skills and expertise of our Experts provide you with the best advice in the preparation and drafting of patent applications in compliance with the practices of Patent Offices all around the world.

GPI & Associés is listed as Registered Patent Representative before French (INPI), International (WIPO), and European (EPO). GPI & Associés can also directly represent applicant before the German (DPMA) Patents Office.

GPI & Associés advises you on patent filing strategy, both in France and internationally, depending on your development policy and on your budgetary constraints, in order to provide you with appropriate and effective protection.

GPI & Associés handles the prosecution of the examination of patent applications up to grant and keeps you informed about notifications from the Patent Offices while also recommending defence and response strategies.

Our Experts accompany you throughout the life of your patents, in order to keep them in force and to make sure that your cases are thoroughly‎ monitored by rigorous management of the deadlines specific to each Patent Office.

Prior art searches and technology watch

Depending on your needs, our Experts also carry out the following searches:

Defending your rights

Based upon prior art searches, GPI & Associés prepares analysis and opinions on either inventions patentability and clearance of operating.
GPI & Associés advises you and represents you in opposition proceedings before Patent Offices with the skills and expertise of its Experts.

The Firm also assists you in defending your rights against third parties before the courts in close collaboration with Attorneys at Law dedicated to Intellectual Property, and in particular with the Firm GPI Avocats, in order to form proficient Patent Attorney- Attorney at Law teams.

The Firm supports you in setting up valuation and operating strategies of your rights, and assists you in contractual matters.