A patent is a right granted for any new invention or device. It provides an estimate on the development and growth potential of a company and reflects economical capacity.
Many years of development eventually lead to the final stage: the economical utilisation. Before you tell your best friend about your new invention, you should better come to us first. We will research the state of the art, file an application and defend your product against imitation.
Thanks to this exclusive right, the owner of an invention will be able to decide the conditions on which the invention can be used by other people. In other words, the right conferred by the patent is the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling the invention.
In Germany, a granted patent has effect from the date of filing for a maximum period of 20 years. A patent registered in Germany only applies within Germany, but it is always possible to extend this protection to Europe or even worldwide.