Specialized patent attorney in America since 1929
We advise on the best strategy to protect your regional patent portfolio and manage both national phases of PCT applications and direct filings in non-PCT countries. We can handle your complete portfolio with just one executed Power of Attorney, which will significantly save you both time as well as legalization costs. Filing Patent and Utility Model applications in all American countries through Moeller will also save you translation costs.
We combine a highly professional service with flexibility to adapt our service to your needs. We work hand in hand with a network of IP agents throughout the continent, so you do not need to deal with several IP lawyers in different countries at the same time. You only need to send your instructions and documentation, and we will do the rest!
Our team of highly qualified engineers specialized in the fields of Biotechnology, Chemistry, Healthcare, Information and Communications Technology, Mobility and Mechatronics enables us to make strategic,
well-supported recommendations to our clients when responding to office actions from any Patent Office (PTO). Besides, one specialised Engineer prosecutes your Patent family at PTOs or courts in the whole region.
At Moeller IP we also offer the drafting of Patents and Utility Models in all the above-mentioned technical fields.
We do not only file and prosecute your applications but also monitor the enforcement of the patent rights once the patents are granted in each chosen country. Further, we take care of the payment of annuities and maintenance fees during prosecution and after the granting of the utility model.
Moreover, we conduct equivalent and/or subject-matter searches of pending or granted patents of interest throughout America and we answer all your queries about patentability and infringement.
You can consolidate the American region with one single agent by the mere execution of only one Power of Attorney (POA).
We make the filing process as straightforward as possible: you can file in multiple countries with a single instruction and only one translation of your application, and you will receive all necessary additional documentation (assignments, PoA) ready for signing and executing.
Be it a filing, a patent search, or just the payment of an annuity fee, we will provide our best service quality and support. We adapt our service to your needs and not the other way around.
Our team of patent paralegals, under the supervision of two team managers, works hand in hand with our network of colleagues to guarantee the high quality of our services and our dedication to our clients’ IP rights.
We offer our professional support in case for office actions, oppositions, or rejections from the PTOs’ Examiners. Only one specialised Engineer prosecutes your Patent family to achieve granting.
Confidential information that our customers provide is kept in databases located in two different datacenters in Germany. This ensures the safety and 24/7 accessibility of the data, based on the highest standards of the industry with the latest technology.
For us, physical and digital protection is a must. Our rooms where sensitive documents are stored are locked and we apply several security measures for our employees to access important databases.
We train our employees in the proper handling of IP.
SUBSERVICES OF THE PATENT DEPARTMENT
Moeller IP’s Patent Attorney Department also offers:
Drafting of patent applications
Equivalent/subject-matter patent searches and FTOs
Pre-Filing patentability analysis
Monitoring of patent applications or third-party patents
Payment of annuities
Transfers of ownership
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MOELLER’S PATENT PROCESS
How our patent attorney performs the registration process
We receive your instructions and the process starts. We revise all documentation and let you know which documents are necessary. As we work hand in hand with a network of IP agents throughout the continent, we take care of all filing arrangements, such as formal requirements.
Once the application is filed, we keep monitoring the proceedings to inform you of any additional requirements, and the corresponding upcoming deadlines and payments.
When the substantive examination stage begins, we report all office actions to you with a summary of the examiners’ remarks and a complete technical analysis with comments and suggestions for responding. Our team of highly qualified engineers specialized in the fields of Biotechnology, Chemistry, Healthcare, Information and Communications Technology, Mobility and Mechatronics put all their effort into ensuring the patent is granted. One specialised engineer prosecutes your complete Patent family.
We work hard to obtain your Patent, and we forward the Letters Patent to you once it has been issued.
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Is my invention patentable?
In general terms, there are three conditions that must be met in order to obtain a patent:
Is my patent valid in every country?
Patents are territorial rights, which means that the exclusive rights are only applicable in the country or region in which your patent has been filed and granted, pursuant to the law of that country or region.
What happens once I’ve filed my application?
The procedures vary significantly from one country to another, but in general terms, the stages of prosecution are: filing, formal examination (formal requirements might be fulfilled), publication (oppositions might arise), substantive examination (office actions will be issued), and granting.
What is the difference between a Utility Model and a Patent?
Utility models are similar to patents and are sometimes referred to as “petty patents”
Utility models are similar to patents and are sometimes referred to as “petty patents” or “innovation patents.” The main differences however, between utility models and patents, are the following:
The requirement of “inventive step” is either absent or much lower than in the case of patents. This is the reason why protection for utility models is often sought for innovations which may not meet the patentability criteria.
The term of protection for utility models is shorter than for patents and varies from country to country and usually without the possibility of extension.
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