EXAMINATION OF PATENT APPLICATIONS

When a patent application has been drafted and filed, it goes into the examination phase. The examination stage is a dialogue between the applicant and the patent authority involved in the form of office actions to which replies should be filed.  

During the examination phase, it is possible to amend the patent application on the basis of the application text as filed. We are engaged in a continous dialouge with both the authority and our client to arrive at the final wording of the patent claims – since the patent claims are critical to the scope of protections of the issued patent. Hence, a professional approach during the examination process is crucial for obtaining the optimum legal protection.

At Hoffmann Dragsted, we possess the technical background and the legal insight required to be able to handle all stages of the prosecution of a patent application.

We handle the prosecution of Danish, European and international patent applications within a wide range of technical fields – with a particular focus on mechanical engineering. And our clients benefit from our network of international associates in connection with the prosecution of national patent applications in e.g. the United States, Japan and the BRIC countries.

INVENTOR: »I INVENTED SOMETHING NEW - IS IT PROTECTABLE?«

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