How to protect a patent ?

You are a legal department

Be it for deposits, strategic consulting or the integral management of a portfolio of rights, for more than 30 years Griffes Consulting SA has guided a number of legal departments in Swiss and international large enterprises.
Since our clients’ legal departments are above all else multidisciplinary and often lacking in resources and time, Griffes Consulting SA provides them daily advice in the management of their Intellectual Property dossiers.
With efficient, on-line and secure tools that can be accessed 24/7, we openly and transparently manage all your deposits, renewals and the portfolio of your rights.
We manage your situation daily and notify you on time in the event of risk.

The patent of invention is a title deed issued for a new invention that can be used industrially. This might be a product (clock movement) or a manufacturing process (laser cutting).

As a patent holder, you can prohibit any third party from using your invention for industrial purposes, manufacturing it, selling it or using technological elements.

The patent protects you for 20 years in the countries where the invention is registered. The patent of invention, like a title deed, can be sold, granted or subject to a licence agreement.

Researching prior art is a key step in protecting your innovation.

Before taking any registration action, depending on the nature of your invention, Griffes Consulting may conduct various prior art research.

Researching freedom to operate aims to determine if your invention can be freely used

In turn, researching patentability aims to determine if your invention meets the criteria of novelty and inventiveness, vital criteria for protecting your invention by filing a patent application. 

Griffes Consulting SA establishes the strategy and defines the registration budget of all your patent rights in Switzerland, Europe and internationally thanks to its network of qualified partners.

Our legal experts and lawyers provide their expertise, knowledge and attention to successfully carry out this crucial step in creating your portfolio of rights: brands, patents, design, domain names and copyrights.

To protect your rights, Griffes Consulting SA manages all your Intellectual Property proceedings thanks to a network of more than 150 expert offices worldwide.

Your rights are also available and can managed from your private and secure space: Portfolio Online™

Whatever your intellectual property right (brand, industrial designs, patents or copyrights) and its geographical area of application may be, we manage your portfolio, its renewal deadlines and all procedures necessary to maintain and update it.

The Griffes Consulting SA on-line platform is available to you 24/24, for secure access to all your rights and ongoing proceedings, on Portfolio Online™. From registering your rights and throughout their lifetime, it is important to monitor their legal and commercial ecosystems. Your competitors may attempt to seize your rights or create confusion by registering similar rights.

Our monitoring consists of :
- Detecting potential infringements of your rights by any new third-party registration
- Putting in place a targeted Technology Watch
Investigating trade shows
Monitoring certain market players (economic intelligence)
- Investigating the use of brand names.

During an infringement of your right by a third-party registration, our lawyers will assist you, alongside competent organisations, Intellectual Property offices and tribunals, in filing an opposition.

The holder of an earlier trade mark may oppose any new registration through an administrative procedure. We offer the necessary and appropriate means to ensure your rights are respected and valued. Whether this is through an amicable settlement or implementing legal proceedings and custom’s seizures if necessary.