Patents & Utility Models
ABG’s highly-qualified team is one of the biggest in Spain and thanks to our attorney’s diverse backgrounds, we cover every technology field: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Engineering, Physics and, Information & Communication Technology. Interestingly, ABG’s team additionally includes three former EPO examiners.
We work closely with our clients so strong IP rights can be generated to protect their innovations. We can assist you through the whole patent life cycle: whether for handling the filing and prosecution of European, Spanish and International PCT applications, or defending and evaluating patent applications, including oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO).
Furthermore, our attorneys can provide advice regarding the creation and management of patent portfolios, by performing IP audits, due diligence studies, in-depth evaluations, and by carrying out freedom to operate and patentability reports, not only in Spain and Europe, but also internationally, through our network of trusted foreign associates.
ABG’s expert staff performs searches using many of the tools available in patent offices. Our team includes technical staff with expertise in proprietary search engines.
Should litigation arise, our litigators can provide assistance in patent revocation and infringement proceedings in Spain. They have participated in several major Spanish patent litigations and they regularly work with IP attorneys conducting parallel proceedings in other jurisdictions. The legal team can also provide advice regarding the assignment or licensing of patents and patent portfolios.