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Trademarks Trademarks
Trademarks
Design Design
Design
Patents Patents
Patents
Legal consultancy Legal consultancy
Legal consultancy
Technology and e-commerce Technology and e-commerce
Technology and e-commerce
Protection of personal data Protection of personal data
Protection of personal data
Contracts Contracts
Contracts
Copyright Copyright
Copyright
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Disputes relating to trademarks, designs, inventions and copyright
services
Patents
Why is it worth protecting your invention?
Attracting investment
You will have the opportunity to raise additional funds as investors are more likely to invest in those products or services whose intellectual property is protected.
Competitive advantage
You will become unique - by gaining exclusive rights to an invention, you will become exceptional on the market and will be able to prohibit competitors from using such an invention for commercial purposes.
Building your reputation
You will gain a solid reputation and protect the values you create, the values with which your customers will eventually associate the invention.
Financial benefits
You will always be able to reap the financial benefits by choosing a franchise, license or transfer of rights to your patented invention to others.
Protect your invention now
What is an invention?

An invention is a technical solution related to the development of a new device, product or process or to the improvement of an already known installation, product or process. An invention patent is a form of legal protection that confers exclusive rights to an invention. The patent owner acquires the rights to manufacture, sell or otherwise use his invention and at the same time prohibits competitors from doing so for commercial purposes.

Patenting of an invention

The uniqueness of an idea determines its further development path, so the commercialization and patenting of an invention should be considered at the very inception of the idea. A patentable invention must meet three main criteria. First, the invention must be novel (new). Second, it must have inventive step – not obvious to the person skilled in the Art. Third, it must be adaptable within the industry – to tackle particular problems or challenges or to meet certain needs.

 

The creation of an invention is usually a complex process that requires a lot of time and investment, so it is beneficial for the person who created it to obtain legal protection and protect his/her invention and the funds invested in it.

National
European
Eurasian
International
National
The protection of a nationally patented invention is valid in a specific country (e.g. Lithuania) under national law. The holder of a national patent shall enjoy exclusive rights prohibiting any third party from using the invention for commercial purposes in that country.
European
The protection of a European patented invention is valid in selected European countries. An applicant is entitled to obtain a patent valid in several countries by filing a single application with the European Patent Office. When this office issues a European patent, it is extended to the countries of the applicant’s choice that are party to the European Patent Convention. The European patent provides access to patent protection in as many as 40 countries. This is a simpler and cheaper way to obtain protection for an invention if the applicant seeks it in at least four European countries. The holder of a European patent shall enjoy exclusive rights prohibiting any third party from using the invention for commercial purposes in selected foreign markets.
Member states of the European Patent Convention
Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Switzerland
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Estonia
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Greece
Croatia
Hungary
Ireland
Iceland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Lithuania
Latvia
Monaco
North Macedonia
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Sweden
Slovenia
Slovakia
San Marino
Turkey
Eurasian
The protection of a Eurasian patented invention is valid on the Eurasian markets. Currently, this cross-border intellectual property protection system covers 8 countries: Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The patentability criteria for an invention under Eurasian legislation are in line with the provisions of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the European Patent Convention and the legislation of developed countries. The holder of a Eurasian patent is granted exclusive rights prohibiting any third party from using the invention commercially in those eight countries.
International
Filing of International patent application according to Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) gives the opportunity to extent the protection of the invention to many (around 150) countries. during longer period of time (in many cases till 30-31 months from the priority date). Also, during the International phase, the applicant receives the Search Report with Written Opinion which gives possibility to understand what are chances to patent this invention further.
Patent Cooperation Treaty Contracting States
United Arab Emirates
Antigua and Barbuda
Albania
Armenia
Angola
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization
Austria
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Barbados
Bulgaria
Bahrain
Brunei Darrussalam
Brazil
Bostwana
Belarus
Belize
Canada
Switzerland
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Czechia
Germany
Djibouti
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Algeria
Eurasian Patent Organization
Ecuador
Estonia
Egypt
European Patent Organization
Spain
Finland
United Kingdom
Grenada
Georgia
Ghana
Gambia
Guatemala
Honduras
Croatia
Hungary
Indonesia
Israel
India
Iran
Iceland
Jordan
Japan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Combodia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Republic of Koreo
Kuwait
Kazakhstan2
Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic
Saint Lucia
Sri Lanka
Liberia
Lesotho
Luxembourg
Libya
Morocco
Republic of Moldova
Montenegro
Madagascar
North Macedonia
Mongolia
Malawi
Mexico
Malaysia
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Nicaragua
Norway
New Zealand
African Intellectual Property Organisation
Oman
Panama
Peru
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Serbia
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sudan
Sweden
Singapore
Slovakia
Sierra Leone
Soa Tome and Principe
El Salvador
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Trinidad and Tobago
United Republic of Tanzania
Ukraine
Uganda
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Viet Nam
Samoa
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
INVENTION PATENTING SERVICES
Evaluation of the invention

The right to patent an invention arises from the moment of its creation. A patentable invention must meet 3 main criteria:

 

  • novelty;
  • inventive step;
  • industrial applicability.

 

To evaluate these criteria, we conduct a worldwide patent search. The search results show more or less analogous inventions that currently exist around the world. This helps decide whether an invention is worth patenting.

Description of an invention

In order to file a patent application, an invention must first be drafted. The description of an invention has many technical and legal requirements, it must define the legal boundaries of the protection of an invention. After filing the application, it is no longer possible to make any substantial changes, therefore it is one of the most important tasks, requiring careful attention, in the process of patenting an invention. We help to prepare a detailed description of the invention in line with the requirements.

Filing a patent application

Once the description of the invention has been prepared, it must be filed with the patent office of the selected country, together with other relevant documents. In this way, the priority date is fixed, from which the commercialization of the invention can begin and the respective periods of legal protection commence. We assist you in preparing all the necessary documents and in submitting the application for patenting your invention.

Management of the patenting process

After filing the application, the examination process begins: formal examination, substantive examination, expert inquiries, publication and the issuance of the patent. We manage the invention patenting process and keep you informed of its progress and the actions required.

Answers to expert inquiries

During the examination of the application, depending on the requirements or criteria set by the office of a particular country, experts ask various questions about the patentable invention, which need to be answered. We communicate with the experts of the patent office of a particular country and answer all their inquiries.

Payment of annual fees

Fees (state fees) set by the patent office of a particular country must be paid annually after the issuance of a patent and sometimes during the examination of the application. The payment arrangements of such fees can vary greatly from country to country, but they are usually paid for twenty years, as long as the patent itself is valid. We help you familiarize yourself with the payment procedure and complete these procedures.

Extending the Invention Protection

Following the filing of a priority application, the proprietor may extend his/her invention in accordance with the relevant procedures described in various patent conventions, for example, the Paris Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the European Patent Convention (EPC), etc. We give advice and help to find the optimal solution for your situation.

Advice on obtaining support

The cost of a patent depends on many factors and varies from country to country. Thus, patenting an invention can be costly, especially if you want to protect the invention in more than one market. Certain countries, including Lithuania, provide financial support to cover the costs of patenting, so we introduce inventors to the possibilities of support and help them choose the optimal reimbursement of their costs. For example, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania provides legal entities with the opportunity to receive partial reimbursement for the costs related to a European patent or an International patent application. The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) also provides an opportunity to reimburse part of the costs associated with patenting an invention on a global scale. The intensity of this support has been high recently, making it a great opportunity to protect an invention and ease the financial burden on young companies and inventors.

Evaluation of the invention
Description of an invention
Filing a patent application
Management of the patenting process
Answers to expert inquiries
Payment of annual fees
Extending the Invention Protection
Advice on obtaining support
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