Meeting Your Patent Needs
Federis & Associates Law Office assists with every step of the patent application process in the Philippines. Our clients do not consider the application process burdensome or complicated because our patent team handle the paperwork and immediately address any issues that develop.
We initially conduct various types of patent searches, including freedom to operate and prior art searches. This research allows us to determine the novelty or inventiveness of an invention, which enables us to traverse any issues raised by the patent examiner during the patent prosecution process. Sometimes search services are needed apart from or in addition to the patent prosecution services. The lawyers and patent agents at Federis help clients with patent searches as well.
Our lawyers counsel clients on a variety of issues relating to patentability, patent availability, validity and enforceability. We assist clients in drafting all parts of a patent application from the background of the invention to specification and claims. Our patent team will prepare and/or review all patent applications before they are filed with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office to ensure all the formality requirements are met and that possible substantive issues are detected beforehand. This attention to detail minimizes the probability of office actions, which can delay the prosecution.
The patent application can be confusing and overwhelming, but the IP professionals at Federis help clients navigate the application process. If necessary, our team initiates formal communications to patent examiners to clarify issues raised in office actions in order to prevent undue delay in the prosecution of your patent application. We prepare and review all responses to office actions, if any.
In addition to applications for inventions, our lawyers prepare and prosecute utility models and industrial design applications. We protect our clients’ utility models and industrial designs by filing well-researched and well-argued adverse information.
We Keep Up With the Paperwork So You Don’t Have To
Being granted a patent is a significant accomplishment, but it doesn’t mean the race is over. The attorneys at Federis assist in the maintenance of patents and the renewals of industrial designs. As an add-on service, we conduct thorough research and verification of all available records relating to patents that we maintain, including gathering accurate details relating to the dates of international publications, grant gates, claims, names of owners and invention titles.
With all of this information, we can timely notify clients of any deficiency payments in annuities and monitor deadline dates. We complete the paperwork for you, including license agreements and title, name, and address changes. Our team can also draft, file and maintain any type of technical know-how agreement.
For assistance with your patent application, contact the attorneys at Federis through our online contact form. We look forward to assisting you with all of your intellectual property needs.