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Drawing up a patent: formulating the protection

Drawing up patents is perhaps the most essential part of the patent attorney's work; Arnold + Siedsma patent attorneys are capable of setting any invention out in writing to enable it to be protected.

Drafting a patent application

First of all, it is important to find a patent attorney with the right technical background. There are more than thirty patent attorneys working at Arnold + Siedsma who are specialised in a wide range of technical fields. It is therefore always possible to find an attorney with technical knowledge that closely matches the specialist technical field in which you are active. Furthermore, thanks to its extensive regional distribution throughout Belgium and the Netherlands, Arnold + Siedsma offers you the opportunity to choose an office close to where you are.

Once the most suitable patent attorney has been found, he will draft a text in which your invention is extensively described. This text is often accompanied by a number of patent drawings. These patent drawings are produced by our draughtsman, in consultation, of course, with the patent attorney. The quality of the text and drawings largely determines the value of your subsequent patent. Arnold + Siedsma has the legal and technical expertise in-house to set your invention out in writing in such a way that the protection afforded is commensurate with your invention and your strategy. Arnold + Siedsma patent attorneys guarantee the use of appropriate language and the correct legal and technical foundations.

In addition, the differences in legislation in the different countries are taken into account when the patent is drafted, so that your patent application is suitable for worldwide filing.

A patent application must comprise a clear description of the invention. This description must be as full and broad as possible. Careless or incorrect wording in your patent application cannot be corrected, or cannot be corrected without considerable difficulty, at a later stage. Moreover, the application must meet a large number of formal requirements. The quality of the application determines the ultimate scope of the granted patent.

Amending an ongoing patent application

A patent text must sometimes be amended after it has been filed. This rewording must be done in an extremely meticulous manner. Your Arnold + Siedsma will assume responsibility for this rewording in close consultation with you.

Over the 90 years that it has been in business, Arnold + Siedsma has built up an extensive clientele, and has gained substantial experience in the protection of inventions. Quality and customer focus are our main priorities. Particularly in terms of the legal facilities that a patent and a patent application offer, Arnold + Siedsma brings value added with its internal legal department, for example if follow-up legal action needs to be taken against infringers.

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