All of this always in conformity with a long-term strategic organization of your business.
Establish a close interlinking between R&D and Sales. Your employees in Sales should know which industrial protection rights exist for which products.
Important for a successful development of a patent portfolio is good in-company communication and good on-going communication with your patent attorney.
We absolutely advise, in contrast, against a too early communication with customers or suppliers (before filing the application)
FRITZ & BRANDENBURG
Edmund L. Fritz
European Patent Attorney
Stolberger Strasse 368 (2. Stock)
Postfach 45 04 20
Tel: +49 (0) 221 - 977 75 2-0
Fax: +49 (0) 221 - 977 75 2-29