We work with a network of associates around the world to ensure that our client’s intellectual property is fully protected, in wherever markets they are interested in.
If you’re an attorney working outside the UK with a client who needs to file in the European Patent Office (EPO) or the UK IPO we’re very happy to work with you to provide a fast and reliable service to your clients.
Our extensive experience as European patent attorneys, dealing with applications through the EPO and UK IPO, allows us to file applications quickly and report back to you in the shortest possible time. In turn you can report to your clients within the time scale that they expect. We will also review applications prior to regional phase entry at the EPO to ensure that they are best prepared for the EPO’s examination. As you may know, the EPO has strong preferences as to how the claims should be structured. If they are not met then the filing fees can rise dramatically - and more work will be needed in examination.
And, if you’re able to brief us in advance, we’ll provide a cost for filing, and guarantee that cost, so that you and your client can keep within your budget. We will also review the text and make recommendations as to how the application should be amended for the EPO. All of that is without any obligation.
Contact us via email@example.com with the PCT number, and we can take it from there.
"I enthusiastically recommend Michael Downing to handle your European intellectual property needs. I have worked with Michael extensively through the years and I find his work to be top shelf and his general advice to be invaluable. He is also a pleasure to work with. This is a rare combination."
- Tony Laurentano, Partner at Nelson Mullins
"I have worked with Michael Downing on numerous projects for over 20 years.These projects have included patent and trademark filings and advice on various other situations relating to European and UK IP law. . I have found Michael to be very knowledgeable. His advice has been clear, to the point and useful for my US based clients. I have recommended Michael and his firm to my partners and other IP attorneys outside of my firm and I would recommend him and his firm to anyone reading this recommendation."
- Z. Peter Sawicki, Patent Attorney at Westman, Champlin & Koehler and Owner, Westman, Champlin & Koehler