Since the creation and development of inventions is a complex, lengthy and costly process, securing a strong patent protection has become vital for all innovative individuals and institutions. We, at Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), realize this growing importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) protection, in general, and patents in particular; therefore we have restructured our Patents Department to cater to our clients’ needs and provide them with the best-in-class services.
With a widespread and well-established network of 60 fully-owned offices in the Middle East and North Africa as well as associate and correspondent offices all over the world; AGIP Patents Department will handle all your patent matters with utmost professionalism.
While our Patents Department still offers the conventional services of patent filing, publication, granting and renewal, our new patent services include; but are not limited to:
1. Patent drafting:
AGIP provides its clients with a professional vision in this aspect; where claims, full description of the invention and drawings are drafted in compliance with the different patent laws in the world.
2. Pre-filing search:
Through the International databases, the Patents Department in cooperation with our offices in Europe and USA by a highly trained and skilled staff will conduct the patent search to check the novelty for the desired applications in the region before filing, and to find all documents related to your invention.
3. Validation system:
We will not spare any effort to accelerate the examination procedures at the national patent offices; therefore we offer our clients:
- Search reports analysis: to find any granted patents for the desired applications that would be valid at the national patent offices.
- Amendments on claims: to make the application pursuant to the national patent laws.
- Follow-up on examination process: the “validation process” will be completed by issuing a granted patent.
4. Patent infringement follow-up:
Market Watch is actively and continuously conducted to alert us of any kind of infringement; thus guarantying maximum protection for your patents.
Because pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents are at an extremely high risk of infringement, AGIP has created a new service for this sector which consists of tracking and following-up any patent or data protection infringement at the local health authorities and patent offices to control and make sure of proper protection.
AGIP has also established “AGIP.net” system through which our clients can track the progress of their patent applications and follow-up all matters related to their accounts. Free access to “AGIP.net” is granted to all our clients.