First input, first draft, next steps

If during the first meeting we decide that we will proceed further with a patent application, then we expect you to fill-in the Invention Description Form and return it to us. We will write a first draft of the patent application and will invite you to comment on it. We will also encourage you to add or expand your initial ideas.

The final draft of the patent application should be the positive collaboration of your contribution and our expertise. At this stage we will also decide on the filing strategy: shall we first file at the National Patent Office (OBI), shall we go directly to the (expensive) European Patent Office, in order to get a reliable Search Report, or shall we opt for the benefits of the (more expensive) PCT?