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Our search algorithm will find the patent attorney who understands your invention best, because he has represented similiar patent applications in the passt. Organizing the application process in a reliable way is one thing. But only a carefully elaborated patent application is worth its money.Find a patent attorney
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Industry study about patent law firms 2016

Over the course of the next week, we will successively publish an industry study based […]

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Major database update

17.04.2016. More than 200,000 new records of 2015 are now integrated and available in the […]

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New eBook: Obtaining a patent

23.01.2016. In order to get a better overview of why and how to apply for a […]

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Top patent law firms across countries

Patent law firms, which are among the top 1000 in the world, are found mainly […]

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Patents per law firm across countries

Besides China and Japan, it is mostly European countries leading the score in terms of […]

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Patent law firms per one million inhabitants

The preceding overview of the distribution of patent law firms across countries shows which countries […]

Why Apply for a Patent?

A patent protects your invention from imitation. You receive an exclusive right over a limited period of time and, in return, you disclose your knowledge to the public. It’s important to remain aware of the considerable costs associated with obtaining a patent.

On the following webpages, we will show you how to apply for a patent and what role a patent attorney will play during the application procedure until a patent is granted.

The application process depends on the patent office. Here, we will explain the procedure.How to apply for a patent
Obtaining a patent can be expensive. We explain what different kinds of costs occur.Patenting costs
While applying, you will have to decide about the scope of your property right.Patent protection scope
Your patent attorney will advise you on the patent strategy and file an application with you.Role of a patent attorney
What is the purpose of a patent application and what type of inventions can be protected by a patent?What is a patent?
Before submitting a patent application, it’s recommended to perform a prior art search, which you can do by yourself.Searching for patents
Obtaining a patent is not necessarily the best way to protect your invention. Find out about alternatives.Alternatives to patent protection
Here you will find a collection of links to patent offices and other relevant services regarding patenting issues.Useful links