PATENTS

At Gallo & Partners, our experts are authorised to represent clients as pertains to filing, obtaining and protecting their patent rights worldwide, in particular before the Italian Patents and Trademarks Office (UIBM), the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), or in any country through our network of qualified agents.

In particular, our patent-related services include:

  • Filing national, European and PCT patents, in particular in the fields of mechanics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science and materials;
  • Patent and priority search and drafting of patentability opinions, aimed at assessing the patentability requirements of the inventions brought to our attention in order to provide an initial assessment of the actual possibility of protecting them;
  • Infringement search and the drafting of freedom-to-operate opinions for placing a product on the market, aimed at assessing the risk of infringement with respect to third party rights;
  • Drafting and filing utility models;
  • Payment and monitoring of annual fees;
  • National validations of European patents;
  • Extension of national patents, models and designs abroad;
  • Drafting technology licensing and transfer agreements;
  • Economic assessment of a granted patent;
  • Management and assessment of patent portfolio;
  • Service for monitoring filings by competitors reported by clients;
  • Party-Appointed Technical Expert advice in patent property rights invalidity proceedings;
  • Party-Appointed Technical Expert advice in proceedings brought to our attention by Courts specialising in Intellectual Property;
  • Opposition and appeals before the European Patent Office;
  • IP portfolio due diligence.