A FUNDAMENTAL AND VALUABLE PART OF YOUR BUSINESS
Unless you have patent protection, you may find it impossible to prevent a rival company from launching a competing product. By being able to file patent applications in any and every jurisdiction you require, Tomkins secures patent protection for you across the globe.
Come to us early enough in the process, and we can give you early warning about potential opportunities or obstacles associated with commercialising your inventions - before you commit valuable R&D and marketing resources to your products or services.
Whether it’s advising you on existing third party patent rights, or informing you that your invention is simply not patentable, Tomkins is your trusted partner throughout the IP process. We draw on our wealth of experience to recommend additional or alternative forms of IP, enabling you to develop an entire IP suite to protect your ideas.
A HOT BED OF KNOW HOW AND EXPERTISE ON THE DOOR STEP OF EUROPE
All of our team of patent attorneys are trained scientists and engineers from research or industrial backgrounds. They are all highly experienced in identifying and capturing the protectable aspects of your inventions, helping you maximise the scope of your patent protection and monopoly. They are particularly adept in spotting and protecting aspects around your inventions which you may have missed. Our deep and broad technical expertise allows us to rapidly comprehend and communicate your innovations in life sciences, engineering and ICT. Our long experience in the patent drafting and prosecuting process helps us anticipate and avoid pitfalls at an early stage, and save you costs.
Patent rights are national rights. A single application cannot cover the world, so you need to consider in which jurisdiction(s) you wish to file for a patent. Whether you file for protection in Ireland, in Europe or further afield, Tomkins has the expertise you need. We advise you on different filing types and different filing options to suit your needs. We help you defer or avoid costs until you ascertain where and which protection is required. We work closely with a global network of IP associates, which allows you to access valuable local expertise in other jurisdications.
KNOWLEDGE BEYOND THE NORM
It goes without saying that our professionals are experts in European Law. However, Tomkins patent professionals also contribute to European Patent Law changes. Currently, one partners at Tomkins is Ireland’s representative on the European Patent Practice Committee, while we have an Associate who is a substitute member of the European Patent Institute Council. Therefore, not only can Tomkins be your first port of call for in-depth advice on all current European patent law issues, but we can also notify you of any upcoming changes in European Law which may impact you.
IP PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
You need the peace of mind that your IP is in safe hands. There are so many deadlines which need to be met, so many filing formalities to handle, and so many responses that need to be sent to patent offices. Tomkins’ customized IP management software tracks and updates the progress of all your applications, locally and globally, so that you don’t miss critical deadlines and actions. We give you all the advice you need to make informed IP decisions, including updates on any changes in law or procedures that could affect your applications.
OUR PATENT SERVICES
Searches (Pre-filing for assessment of patentability, Pre-filing for identification of potential conflicts, Pre-filing for feasibility studies).
Analysing and appraising your innovative ideas.
Aligning your patent protection strategy with your commercial objectives.
Preparing patents specifications.
Filing and prosecuting patents applications.
Maintaining granted patents.
Dealing with oppositions.
Handling infringement and enforcement issues.
Assisting with commercialisation through IP due diligence for risk assessment.
Extracting value through licensing or sale of your patent assets.
Obtaining SPCs for pharma patents.