Key Issues Regarding Intellectual Property...

Do you have an interest in new business ideas, technologies and markets but need help to conduct a patent search in order to avoid possible patent infringements and dual developments?

Would you like to protect your intellectual property better?

Would you like to speed up the innovation process in your company?

Do you not have the possibility or the resources to keep track of the current trends in the development and the patent applications of your competitors?

Intellectual Property, Patentrecherche und Patentanmeldung

... Our Solutions

Intellectual Property, Patentrecherche und Patentanmeldung

Intellectual property is our area of expertise. Don’t put your trademark protection and patent search at risk. Our practice-oriented guidance will guarantee the protection of your intellectual property:

Our company combines research and development together with expertise in the field of intellectual property and access to our extensive international network of patent- and trademark lawyers.

Services

Lapp Engineering & Co. is an internationally active company with a large network of patent and trademark lawyers. We combine the fields of intellectual property and research because we know how important it is to our research customers and partners to also protect their intellectual property. We offer a practice-oriented, individual and reliable guidance in all questions regarding intellectual property.

Consulting

We accompany you through the jungle of preparations, pitfalls and hurdles on your way to the final patent. We help you establish a course of action and guide you safely and reliably to the goal.

Full advice and support is of utmost importance to us in order to make your patent application a success.

Patent Search

Before starting the preparation of the patent application we conduct patent searches for you in order to avoid infringements of existing patents. This will help you protect you when our intellectual property is published.

  • Researches of the state of the art
  • Innovation research
  • Researches on the state of current law
  • Patentgroup search

Technology Trends and -Analysis

Are you looking into the possibility of entering new business areas, fields of interest or technologies with your products?

Lapp Engineering & Co. analyses the relevant patents, evaluates the chances for a new innovative technology and investigates who the key players on the market are. Our experienced team provides you with a detailed analysis of the research results in order to create a solid base for your innovation.

Patent Monitoring

What innovations are the competitors working on? Which relevant subjects are directly or indirectly affecting your projects and its market? We give you a solid overview.

We regularly monitor all relevant areas of interest for your project and conduct competitor analyses. In this way you are kept up-to-date concerning your position on the market as well as the current and future potentials of your company.

Case Stories Intellectual Property and Trademark Protection

Transparency towards our customers is a main concern during the whole working process. We use a comprehensible working process and give regular feedback. We would like to offer you an insight in the work of Lapp Engineering & Co. in the area of patent search and patent monitoring on the basis of two case stories.

Patent Search

The request from our customer was to get a complete overview of all relevant technology areas affecting their product. Additionally, all competing patents were to be identified in order to prevent patent infringements.

Project details:

  • Areas: Research- and development projects, strategic management decisions, competitor analysis, technology information
  • Cost: 500 – 3000 EUR
  • Complexity: High
  • Implementation period: 1 week

Problem:

The customer planned in-house fabrication of a product which was until then provided by one single supplier. On the side of the supplier, there was a big risk of not fulfilling the requirements of the customer and thus threatening insolvency.

At the same time, the customer saw great potential in the possibilities of optimizing the properties of the product through its own focused developments, offering possibilities of increased efficiency and profit margins.

Result:

The patent search was conducted at an early stage of the project. It was seen that the supplier had applied for a patent but neglected to pay the maintenance fee. Thus, it was possible for the customer to make a completely new development of the product and finally to patent the improved version themselves.

Intellectual Property, Patentrecherche und Patentanmeldung

Patent Monitoring

Intellectual Property, Patentrecherche und Patentanmeldung

Our customer wished to have an overview of the current developments of competitor companies as well as the present trends in the industry and on the market.

Project details:

  • Areas: Research- and development projects, strategic management decisions, competitor analysis, technology information
  • Cost: 150 – 200 EUR
  • Complexity: High
  • Implementation period: Regular request f the customer

Problem:

Within the regular technology monitoring a competitor patent was found which could potentially jeopardize the production of a new product being developed by the customer.

Result:

Lapp Engineering & Co. made an analysis of the patentability of the pending competitor patent application. At the same time, a patent search was conducted in order to find documents that could help dispute against the validity of the competitor patent. In addition, the whole patent family was observed and monitored.

Since the patent examiners did not find any relevant documents during the verification of the competitor patent, Lapp Engineering & Co. submitted an anonymous document which was then taken into account in the examination. The result was a limited protection of the competitor patent, leaving the new development of the customer out of reach.

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