particularities of patents in Germany

Patentanwalt Dr.-Ing. Lukas Tanner LL.M. in Bochum

in Kooperation mit Rechtsanwalt Dr. Thorsten Graf aus Herford, Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz


in Germany, patent applications are examined within eight to ten month after having been filed (1st office action), but a second Office Action often takes about two or even three years; expedited examination may be claimed, but not in a formal manner by paying a fee, only in an informal manner by providing arguments for increased importance of that specific application (it seems to be helpful to provide such arguments by the client resp. the CEO, in order to increase credibility).









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