A patent is a time-limited exclusive right for the commercial use of a specific invention. The invention has to be new, involve an inventive step and be industrially applicable in order for its patent application to be granted. Once a patent is granted it has to be published in detail illustrating how the invention works. The patent’s exclusive right functions as a reward for the inventor in exchange for the disclosure of the invention.
Worldwide patents do not exist. Therefore, the inventor has to apply for a patent country-by-country where protection is being sought. Nowadays, however, there is a possibility to apply for a patent, which if granted, is valid throughout the EU.
We assist individuals and businesses with their patents and patent infringement issues. MarLaw works in collaboration with its strategic partner Hinz Patent that has over 20 years of experience in cross-border patents within a wide spectrum of areas including software-related patents, business ideas (USA), telecom, media, electronics and medical technology.