My invention. My patent. Is that right?

Is it that easy to become a patent holder?

You have invented something and you are sure you are already an “unofficial patent holder”. Well, unfortunately it’s not that simple. Follow us and learn more about patents and intellectual property law.

When do we speak of a patent?
If your development is new, the first requirement for patent protection is already met. It is new if it goes beyond the prior art. First, it is recommended to have a search carried out by a patent search institute in order to be sure that your idea can indeed be called “new”.


What can you do with your invention?
If the invention is published in writing, shown in an exhibition or described orally before it is patented, it can no longer be patented. Do not publish your invention if it has not yet been patented. Would you like to know more? Our patent attorney Mrs. Müller-Kühne, PhD will be able to advise you best. Make an appointment with her.


May I talk to someone about my invention?
The invention should be new. You are welcome to talk to us about it so that we can advise you on your patent application strategy. Trust our patent attorneys.

What documents do you need to file your patent application?

To file a patent application, you can download a form from the German Patent and Trade Mark Office – DPMA. The application must be accompanied by a technical description which, on the one hand, describes the known prior art and, on the other hand, describes the structure and advantages of your own invention. The description should be supplemented by one or more technical drawings. Would you like to know more? Our lawyers can discuss with you all the possibilities for protecting your invention. What are you waiting for? Call us now. We can be reached at 0511.35 73 56-0. Are you calling outside our opening hours? Send us an e-mail. Click here to contact us.

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