Patent Drafting Services

We provide in-house patent drafting and prosecution services.

Our speciality is in patent drafting, including the drafting of biotech patent, pharmaceutical patent and life sciences patent specifications. We provide valuable input at every part of the invention patenting process to reduce the risks of failure and to minimise costs.

We help in the early stages by reviewing invention disclosures, assisting in invention spotting and advising on the possible types of protection and claims available. This way, an informed decision can be made by the inventor or applicant as to whether to proceed with a patent draft.

Technically Qualified Patent Attorneys

In addition to legal qualifications, we are also trained in science and engineering. Our knowledge of science and technology has been gained through formal education, research experience in the laboratory, and industry experience.

When seeking patent advice, it is important that inventors choose a legal adviser who also has appropriate technical qualifications and scientific qualifications. This is because when it comes to inventions, some of which may be very complex, a patent agent who has the scientific background and technical training will be best placed to understand the invention and to appreciate the best way of drafting the claims to legally cover the invention.

Our scientific and legal training allows us to understand complex inventions, navigate through invention disclosures and appreciate how inventions work and solve problems. This also enables us to draft patent specifications which best protect the inventions, and to prosecute patent applications effectively around the world.

We are firmly of the view that these technical and scientific qualifications help us communicate with our clients more easily and allows us to do a better and more complete job. This leads to better - and more cost effective - protection for our clients’ inventions.

Pro-Active Advice

Cantab IP provides valuable input at every part of the invention patenting process to reduce the risks of failure and to minimise costs.

We help in the early stages by reviewing invention disclosures, assisting in invention spotting and advising on the possible types of protection and claims available. This way, an informed decision can be made by the inventor or applicant as to whether to proceed with a patent draft.

We advise on the various routes available to protect inventions internationally and can help structure an efficient and cost-effective patent filing programme.

International Patent Protection

As our attorney is qualified to practice before the European Patent Office, we are able to obtain European patents for our clients with appropriately broad protection. Because our clients typically will want patent protection in the United States, we have become very familiar with the complex United States patent system, and can help you obtain effective protection for your invention before the USPTO.

We are intimately familiar with the complex rules and regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which allows applicants to file an “international patent application” to initiate global patent protection.

Within Singapore, we know the Singapore Patents Act and Patents Rules inside out so can obtain Singapore patents efficiently and quickly.

We have a large network of trusted associates in the major industrial countries, built up over the years, whom we work with to obtain patent protection for our clients worldwide.

Contentious

We help our clients to understand the patent landscape and analyse third party patents which might affect their commercial activities (freedom to operate, FTO). We handle post-grant matters, including post-grant patent examination, patent opposition, post-grant patent amendment and revocation proceedings.

Our patent attorney has experience providing freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity opinions as well as attacking and defending granted patents at Oral Proceedings before the Opposition Division and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office.

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