Patents, a tool for your development
You want to protect an invention or a process by a patent? You want to establish a strategy for filing patents or make sure you are free to exploit your invention? Or, do you need advice for litigation? A.P.I. Conseil is at your service and provides you its expertise to make your project succeed.
Prior rights searches and analysis of the patentability of your inventions
An idea, even a brilliant one, can be difficult to express and to concretize. We will help you crystallize the heart of your creation and determine what differentiates your invention from what already exists. Our knowledge will allow us to precisely delimit the contours of your invention, to individualize it and then optimize the scope of its protection.
Freedom to Operate studies
With regard to your patents, those of your competitors or third parties hitherto unknown, can you operate a process or device? What are the limits of your freedom of technological and commercial action? We will provide answers to these key questions for your legal security and business development.
Establishing a protection strategy
To achieve your goals and taking into account your specific needs, A.P.I. Conseil will accompany you in the creation of a strategy to protect your inventions, both in France and internationally. As part of these services, we can assist also you in the drafting of documents that structure your project and which can be used to reassure investors concerning your ability to prevail in your market.
Protecting your inventions
You have decided to file a patent? We will draft it, in agreement with you, and carry out the formalities of filing it with the Industrial Property Offices of all countries. Subsequently, we will manage the entire prosecution of your patent application, including by responding to the objections that may be raised by the examiners, and we will also handle the maintenance of your patent (payment of the annuities).
Negotiating licenses or assignments
You have found a partner to exploit your innovations? You want to sell your innovations or derive a regular income from them? We offer you our expertise in negotiating and drafting the appropriate contracts.
Assistance in case of disputes
Whether you are copied or attacked by a third party, it is crucial to establish a solid strategy. We will advise and assist you in the best way possible to protect your rights or organize your defense.
A.P.I. Conseil renders all its services at an international level. Indeed, by relying on our network of foreign associates, carefully selected and with whom we maintain strong relationships, A.P.I. Conseil can assist you in all countries around the world. We also put our experience of foreign laws and practices at your disposal.
Our main areas of technical expertise
A.P.I. Conseil can accompany you in different technical fields. Our role is to share with you, the owner of the essential information about your invention, to understand it and to write a patent application, a technical document meeting the requirements of patent law.
Some examples of the areas in which A.P.I. Conseil intervenes regularly are as follows:
chemistry and materials: processes for the manufacture of components for industrial or domestic use, polymer chemistry (aeronautical materials, automobiles, construction), physical and chemical properties measuring apparatus;
mechanics: connectors, antennas, magnetic systems and their applications, satellite mechanisms, agricultural machinery, household machines, engines;
biotechnology: new drugs, antibodies, microorganisms, production methods, methods of analysis;
the treatment of water: decontamination, measures of toxic products, purification;
signal processing: sound, image, transmission, seismic, encoding and decoding algorithms, cryptographic algorithms, filtering algorithms;
telecommunications: radar, television, telephony, satellites (transmitters, receivers, antennas, fixed telephony terminals, mobile telephony terminals, transmission protocols, transmission error correction, high speed transmission protocols);
electronics: integrated circuits (circuits and manufacturing process), smart cards;
optics: optical components, security elements in the field of identification (identity cards, passports).