Since many years, Urban Thier & Federer Rechtsanwälte cooperates closely with experienced US patent lawyers in order to support our German clients in the US.
Patent application in USA: We support our clients with regards to the research of patentability in the US and consult them with regards to the substantial differences between US and German or European patent law. We support our clients, often German patent attorneys, with regards to the preparation of a US patent application and related to objections or other communication with the USPTO.
Patent violation in USA: A particular focus of this firm is on the representation of European clients related to alleged own patent violations in the US and possibly threatened US patent litigation, and the pursuit of claims against US violataors of patents held by European clients, respectively their US holding entity. We work such cases in close cooperation with our US litigation colleagues. Often, these can hanlde such matters on a sucess based compensation schedule.