Patent Drafting and Preparation

An enforceable Patent is the key to effective Commercialization/Out-Licensing of any technology. No matter how good a technology is, if the description of the technical subject matter is not enabling or fails to disclose all necessary embodiments, and in case the claims are narrowly drafted and do not gain support from the specification, the worth of the technology is insignificant.

We at reiter.group, understand and appreciate the due importance of a good patent specification and therefore have a dedicated team of patent drafters, who have, for Fortune 500 Corporates and leading global IP Law Firms, drafted numerous patents.

reiter.group offers quality and consistent patent preparation services for all its clients to help maximize their returns from the IP. IIPRD’s Clientele comprises of leading and growing patent law firms, corporates, individual practitioners, research institutions and inventors. reiter.group offers a customized patent drafting to best suit each client’s needs. Our patent drafting experts include technologists having advanced degrees and extensive experience across technology domains including Chemical, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics, Electrical, Software and Mechanical. reiter.group, through its stringent confidential policies and practices, assures compliance to quality standards and complete confidentiality of client’s disclosure.

Our Patent Preparation Services include:

  • Preparation of Complete/Provisional Specifications to meet client-defined standards for filing in USPTO, EPO, JPO, PCT, India and other countries.
  • Conducting Disclosure Meetings (DM) with the Inventors/Attorneys in order to clearly comprehend the inventive concept and subject matter along with the preferred implementations/embodiments to maximize the impact of patent application
  • Proofreading of Patent Application to understand and ensure that every patent application is semantically and syntactically correct.

Patent Filing

reiter.group provides efficient patent filing services to Indian and International Corporates, Individual inventors and Law Firms. K&K has proved itself as one of the fastest filing reporting to the respective clients. We diligently monitor all deadlines taking necessary steps.

Types Of Applications Being Filed At The Indian Patent Office

Ordinary Application- is a first application made for an invention without claiming any priority. This application should be accompanied by a complete specification and claims. (In India, a Provisional Application can be filed too.)

Convention Application- is an application which claims a priority based on a same or substantially same invention(s) filed in one or more of the convention countries in accordance with Paris convention. The application must be filed within 12 months from the date of first application in the convention country.

EPC European Patent Convention– A European patent can be an easier and cheaper alternative to obtaining individual national patents in the countries which are members of the European Patent Convention (EPC). A list of these member countries is attached. Please note that the members of the EPC are not all members of the European Union (EU), although all current members of the EU are members of the EPC.

PCT International Application- is an application which is filed in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). A PCT Application can be filed within 12 months of the Indian Filing (Priority) Date or directly without filing in India, by filing Foreign Filing License in accordance with the Section 39 of the Indian Patent Act.

PCT National Phase Application- is an international application which can enter the Indian National Phase within 31 months from the Priority Date or International Filing Date whichever is earlier.

Filing Requirements

  • Full name, Address, Nationality of each Applicant and inventor.
  • A copy of the Complete Specification, claims, abstract and drawings (if any), in English Language.
  • Verified English translation of the priority document. The same can be submitted subsequent to Filing as well.
  • A Power of Attorney signed by an Applicant or an authorized person of each applicant, in original. The same can be submitted subsequent to Filing as well.
  • Proof of Right: is a document evidencing transfer of rights from inventor to Applicant (It can be Form 1 signed by all inventors or Notarized Assignment Deed). The same must be submitted within six months of the Indian Filing Date.
  • The duly completed Applicable Forms required for Indian Patent Filing shall be provided to our clients, for the signatures, upon entrusting us with filing an application in India.

A European patent gives its owner the same rights as a national patent in each country for which it is granted.

You can choose to apply for protection in any or all of the member countries of the EPC. Generally, if you want patent protection in three or more of the member countries, a European patent is cheaper to obtain than individual national patents.

The basic criteria for patentability under the EPC are similar to those for a UK patent.

European patent applications can be filed at the European Patent Office (EPO) in English. The application procedure leading to grant of the European patent is carried out centrally by the EPO, and correspondence to and from the EPO can be in English. Thus, the filing costs, and the costs of the subsequent application procedure, should be significantly lower than the equivalent costs of filing individual national patent applications, which in most cases must each be carried out in the national language.

Assuming that the EPO decides that your application is allowable, the European patent will usually be granted about three to four years after you make the application. Once granted, subject to certain formal requirements being met, the patent becomes legally effective in the chosen countries.

Important Deadlines

  • A Request for Examination must be filed within 48 months of the Priority Date or Filing Date, whichever is earlier. While the Request for Examination can be filed any time with this timeframe, the application shall be examined only after publication. (An Application shall ordinarily be published within one month from the date of expiry of 18 months from the Priority Date or Filing Date, whichever is earlier).
  • Form 3 must be filed within six months of any activity (Filing, Publication, Any Examination Report Receipt/Response etc.) of any application filed in other country/countries.
  • Working of invention statement, in Form 27, must be filed by every patentee and licensee in respect of every calendar year within three months of the end of each year. The form will contain information such as periodical statements as to the extent to which the patented invention has been commercially worked in India.

Patent Prosecution

Patent Prosecution refers to a process of interaction between an applicant/representative and a patent office with respect to the patent. Patent prosecution process involves high level of negotiation with the patent office and therefore has high-impact value for the client. reiter.group truly understands the inherent value of a patent and the role played by the prosecution process. reiter.group therefore undertakes preparation and analysis of responses for patent applications, discussions with the Examiner, preparations for and attending hearings before the Controller.
The preparation of responses during the prosecution phase requires an in-depth analysis of the invention along with the prior arts taking into consideration the patentability criterions. The First Examination Report (FER) is issued ordinarily within 12 months of filing Request for Examination, provided the Application is published at the Indian Patent Journal.

Our prosecution services include:

  • Drafting of Responses to Examination Reports.
  • Strategizing amendments and arguments for the patent application for maximizing impact.
  • Technical Analysis of Examination Report.
  • Technical Analysis of Cited Prior Arts.