Patents

A patent provides the owner with the exclusive right to make, use and sell their invention to others for a 20 year period. During that 20 year monopoly, other parties may be prevented from trespassing on the exclusive rights of the patent owner. While most people will never own a patent, they play important roles in our day-to-day lives.

Prowse Chowne LLP can guide inventors and businesses through the patent process. While relatively straightforward, small omissions or mistakes in a patent application can have an effect on the validity of the patent or the scope of protection afforded by the patent. At Prowse Chowne we don’t just provide legal protection, but also guide you from the start to the finish. Whether you are a first-time inventor or the owner of several patents, Prowse Chowne LLP can provide insight into the patent process and assistance in many areas related to patents. This includes determining the eligibility of obtaining a patent and examining issued patents to determine their validity.

We provide the following services in the field of patents:

Drafting and Filing Patents

We guide you through the process of drafting a patent by working with you to create its content. We provide assistance to inventors in choosing appropriate jurisdictions for filing a patent application and ensure that the application is properly filed. We provide assistance in the early stages to help avoid mistakes that can occur while filing the patent application.

Customized Strategies for Patent Prosecution

Patent prosecution describes the interaction between applicants and their representatives, and a patent office with regard to the patent application. We act on your behalf to respond to the requests of the patent office in the correct manner to improve the chances of obtaining an issued patent.

Patent Portfolio Management

If there are multiple patents to be handled, Prowse Chowne LLP provides a continuous organized strategy focused on enhancing the value of the patents and minimizing risks.

Negotiating and Preparing other Licensing Agreements

Licensing agreements provide a licensees the right to have access to the invention. This can be over a period of time or permanently. We negotiate with interested parties on your behalf and provide services associated with licensing agreements essential to such deals.

Patent Audits

A patent audit is the systematic review of a patent being used or acquired by a business. A patent audit can be carried out for many reasons:

We at Prowse Chowne LLP provide systematic audit services for your patents to help you maximize benefits and minimize risks.

Prowse Chowne LLP provides a perfect solution for all your patenting needs. Along with filing services, we provide complete patent litigation services. Our professional staff has considerable experience in patent security and enforcement.