Companies, research institutes and individuals patent to protect their intellectual property, but also as strategic steps in establishing authority in specific fields. Whether you patent to protect or as an instrument to establish your leadership in a specific industry, the process can only provide protection limited to the specifications and comprehensiveness of the invention description.
Even though you may be an expert in your specific field, it is not to say that you will be able to provide a comprehensive description to ensure adequate exclusion and possible infringements of your rights. To this end, you will benefit from the expertise as offered by Smit & Van Wyk Intellectual Property Lawyers.
Our lawyers have degrees in engineering and intellectual property. As such the lawyers will not only be able to assist you with the specifications, but also ensure that the wording is clear and describes the invention in understandable terms.
In addition to a complete description and drawings, you need to follow the correct procedures in you patent to protect application filing. Unnecessary delays as the result of incomplete forms or incorrect procedures followed will cost you money and potential income.
Finally complete the patent to protect steps and also apply in other countries for patenting rights to your invention. Only once you have filed an application in South Africa, will you be able to file applications in other countries.
One application can be filed for all the countries participating in Paris Convention. Contact us to help you through the process from the initial application, to the specifications, final grant, and the international applications.