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WHAT IS A PATENT?
Patent is an exclusive right granted for inventions, which satisfy the legal conditions and are not prohibited from registration. Patent grants the exclusive right to commercial and professional use of the invention for 20 years. It also means that the owner of a patent can forbid other participants of the market to use his invention without prior consent of the owner or paying a licence fee.
WHAT INVENTION CAN BE GRANTED A PATENT?
Patent can be granted for an invention which is not obvious for a specialist in the field, is new and can be used in the industry. It means that filing an application to a patent office must take place before the information about a specific technical solution becomes known by third party entities. The invention fulfill the premise of ability to be used in the industry if its possible to repetitively achieve the same outcome, for example producing a certain product.
HOW MUCH DOES A PATENT COST?
Cost of obtaining a patent consists of two main elements. One are office fees and the other is the attorney’s remunaration.
The amount of office fees must be assesed individually, however the basic cost of the application is 500 zloty (application fee). After application fee is paid and the patent is granted, the owner of the right must pay fees for each year of the protection. The amount of fees differs for each year of protection, for example for years 1-3 it is 480 zloty and for a 4th year of protection 250 zloty. The full list of fees is available on the Polish Patent Office website: https://uprp.gov.pl/pl/przedmioty-ochrony/wynalazki-i-wzory-uzytkowe/wynalazki-i-wzory-uzytkowe-procedura-krajowa/oplaty-za-ochrone.
The remunaration paid to the attorney is in every case calculated by parties individually. If You are willing to receive a price estimation please contact our law firm via e-mail or a phone,
WHO NEEDS A PATENT?
Our law firm recommends initating proceedings of granting patents to entrepreneurs who base their business activity on innovative products and act on highly competitive market. In case presented above it is crucial to protect one’s rights as quickly as possible and to unable other producers to copy the invention.
WHAT IS AN EUROPEAN PATENT?
European Patent is a right granted for inventions which can be proteted in up to 38 eusropean countries. European Patent is granted by European Patent Office – EPO. To apply for that patent, similarly to polish patent, applicant must provide the description of an invention, patent claim, drawings, abstract and application form. It is also required to file the docuentation in one of office languages – English, german or french. The amount of office fees depends from the amount of countries in which the invention is meant to be given protection.
WHAT SERVICES DOES THE ATTORNEY AT LAW AND PATENT ATTORNEY PROVIDE?
Our law firm priovides following services in matters of patents:
• preparing the documentation to apply for a patent;
• represenation before the patent offices;
• preparing lawsuits;
• preparing patent clearance reports;
• preparing patentability reports;
• preparing written legal advice;
• drafting licence agreements;
• drafting transfer of rights agreements;
• represenation before courts;
• negotiating agreements on behalf of a client.
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