Through our network of European Patent attorneys, we offer a complete EP validation process across all relevant countries.
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As a leader in IP acquisition, management and enforcement in Europe, we can help you to effectively acquire and optimise your patent assets in the region.
The European Patent system provides companies with an important structure for protecting and exploiting their inventions in Europe. In order to help them to maximise the benefits of the system, while minimising cost and administrative hurdles, NovumIP offers a number of tailored EP validation and portfolio management services.
Based on our extensive experience offering EP validations, we have developed a tried-and-tested service that minimises cost and administrative hurdles. Our Europe-wide presence enables us to provide dedicated support to customers seeking to protect and enforce their IP rights in the region. We offer a complete EP validation process in all 38 signatory countries, and also help our customers to manage the administrative tasks involved in meeting validation deadline and translation requirements.
Our experts will manage all rules and regulations, and take care of all necessary actions, including: providing a domestic address for service; payment of fees; and, translation and filing of the specification and/or claims.
How we can help
We specialise in:
- Timely completion of all European and domestic validation requirements;
- Preparation and filing of all validation documents;
- Formalities management in all designated countries, including liaising with relevant PTOs;
- Competitive and predictable costs;
- Timely payment of any official fees.
Why work with us
Our long-standing presence in Europe enables us to offer our clients:
- A centralised EP validation management service with a single point of contact;
- Standardised procedures and full transparency;
- Access to our European network of highly qualified technical translators;
- Bulk processing, so that you receive one detailed report for each patent asset, and a single invoice;
- Transparent billing that clearly sets out official fees and the costs charged by agents and translators;
- Storage or forwarding of official receipts, correspondence and any other documents;
- Professional data management, including interfaces with standard IP management systems;
- An efficient EP portfolio management process that can be combined with our patent annuities service.
Take advantage of our expertise and comprehensive service for the national validation of your European patents. We ensure that all deadlines and national requirements are met, and that your European patent is validated in all designated states in good time.
Step 1: Request a quote
Simply provide the EP number and specify the countries in which you wish to validate the patent
Step 2: Approve costs
Our administrative team will contact you with a cost estimate, including translation, agent and official filing fees
Step 3: Complete formalities
We will forward all the necessary documentation requiring your signature, in accordance with each country’s national requirements, so that we can proceed with the matter on your behalf
Step 4: Complete translations
Where translations are required, will we match you to the right translator for your industry sector and specific needs, and provide a second quality check
Step 5: Confirmation
We will set deadlines for filing translations and powers of attorney up to our final validation confirmation
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