In GLP we assist our national and international Clients identifying,
managing, enforcing and protecting their Intellectual Property assets.
Our attorneys are registered to practice before the European Patent
Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), the
Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) and the Republic of San
Marino's Patent and Trademark Office (USBM).
In GLP we expertise in all Intellectual Property fields, and our
attorneys' counsel to Clients ranges from evaluating the patentability
of any innovation or new technical solution, through drafting patent
applications for industrial inventions and utility models, to assisting
Clients in both active and passive legal actions in Italy, Europe
Our attorneys expertise also in prosecuting patent applications
in Europe, Italy, Republic of San Marino and all over the world.
In GLP we are experienced in drafting patents in a wide range of
technological fields including mechanics, medical devices, material
science, biotech, chemistry, electrical equipment, electronics,
semiconductors, computer software and hardware, telecommunications.
In particular, our services also include the following:
the patentability of an innovative
- Studying, drafting and filing: International
) and European
(EP) patent applications for industrial inventions, Italian
patent applications for industrial inventions and utility models,
applications for industrial inventions in the Republic
of San Marino.
- Prosecuting patents for industrial
inventions and utility models in all the commercially relevant
countries, through a well-established net of agents.
- Assisting in examination
procedures to obtain the granting of a patent.
- Representing Clients in opposition
procedures, both active and passive, subsequent to the
granting of a patent.
- Prosecuting of international
(PCT) applications into national
and/or regional phases.
- Validating of the national
parts of European patents.
- Checking and managing patent portfolios
for maintenance and renewal, both automatically, under a subscription
system, and non-automatically.
- We carry out searches on inventions,
using criteria such as name and/or subject. The search can be
aimed at identifying the following: list of patents according
to the inventor and/or applicant thereof; status report; validity;
comparable prior art documents; state of the art at a certain
date or concerning a particular subject.
- Retrieving patents and patent-related file histories.
- Carrying out a continuous or periodic surveillance
on patents, using criteria such as name and/or subject.
- Analizing competitors' technological
level through a surveillance service on newly published patent
applications to detect those filed by competitors.
- Developing technology, know-how and patent protection programs.
- Examining competitors' patent portfolios
to identify the field of protection thereof.
- Collaborating with R&D departments in designing new devices,
systems or methods when there are conflicting patent titles.
- Providing technical and/or legal opinions on the content of
Clients' and third parties' patents, and relative assistance in
- Making economic evaluations
of individual patents and/or patent portfolios.
- Assisting in organizing
a service within Companies, to actively manage patents,
designs or models and trademarks.
- Assisting in defining
a Company policy intended to innovate and improve the know-how,
and also to protect and defend it.
- Assisting for transfers
or acquisitions of patent portfolios and IP-related licenses.
- Providing training courses on patents, unfair competition, secrecy
and confidentiality for technical-commercial personnel within