With several decades of combined experience, our team of legal experts, regulatory & compliance professionals, researchers and engineers bring on-board the values like never before when it comes to providing different legal services. Some of our core services are:
Intellectual Property Laws
Patent Drafting and Filing: We aspire to covert ideas into valuable assets. Our team of Patent Agents, patent attorneys, and subject matter experts has extensive experience in patent drafting and prosecuting patent applications across various jurisdictions including USA, Europe, China, Japan and India. When drafting patent applications, we include broadest possible claims and detailed descriptions with several embodiment, which serve as reference point for someone using the invention in future. We tailor our specifications and claims to serve specific requirements of target jurisdiction(s). We enable efficient filing across different jurisdictions using our mutual business relations established globally.
Patent Prosecution: When prosecuting patent applications, we aspire to get broadest possible claims maintaining clean prosecution history to avoid any risk of prosecution estoppel. Our legal professionals, Patent Agents and subject matter experts through their collective effort allow us to respond to different office actions using technical and legal arguments effectively. Our professionals have successfully prosecuted over hundreds of patent applications in different jurisdictions. As part of these patent prosecutions, we have responded to several examination reports issued by the patent offices across various jurisdictions for all types and modes of office actions, such as for US Office Actions under Sections 102, 103, 112, 101, restriction requirement, and double patenting among other issues.
Patentability Search: To qualify for patent protection, an idea must pass novelty, non-obviousness and industrial application test. Patentability Search is conducted to assess whether an idea qualifies the technical and statutory requirements to get a patent protection in target jurisdiction. We have a well defined process for searching patents, patent applications, non-patent literature and any publicly available information. We provide custom reports on patentability based on clients requirements. Our reports can provide in-depth analysis of existing art with respect to the proposed invention and allows decision makers to make an informed decision before investing much on an idea.
Freedom to Operate (FTO) Search: We provide a transparent insight on existing patents owned by a second party to rule out any hurdle arising after the product launch. We generally advise our clients to conduct FTO search early in the product life cycle, possibly when product features are being finalized. FTO search helps determine whether marketing a product or process infringes a valid patent. A targeted search to discover active patents is performed for given market(s)/ jurisdiction(s) to identify potentially risks/opportunity. Our FTO reports can help minimize risk of patent-litigation, maximize competitive strength, meet investor expectations prior to funding, or identify potential product/patent acquisition target.
Invalidation Search: You may want to validate a granted patent to ascertain if it meets all the technical and statutory requirements. We normally receive Invalidation search requests from clients, who want to assert the patent in question or from those who wants to invalidate a patent in defense of a patent law suit. There are numerous other circumstances in which an invalidation search may be useful. For example, we receive invalidation search request from clients who want to refrain from patent litigation, to avoid heavy licensing fees, to open road for blocked product, to locate other similar buying options for their patent/ product portfolio, and valuate strength of a patent before investing resources/money into it. We perform exhaustive search to identity prior art, analyze prosecution history to discover limitations and apply statutory limitations to invalidate a granted patent.
Enforcement Studies: To maximize return on R&D investment and maintain competitive advantage, companies may want to keep evaluating if someone else is making, using, or selling product using their protected invention. Infringement analysis is conducted in order to determine whether a product or a process infringes upon an existing patent claim. We scope coverage of a given claim after going through the detail description and analyzing prosecution history, and then identify potential infringing product/services. We analyze product features from literal infringement and as well as from infringement under Doctrine of Equivalence standpoint. Our report present list of potential infringing products, and high level product features to claim elements mapping. We can also provide detailed claim charts illustrating one to one mapping of claim elements to product features.
Trademark Filing and Prosecution: We understand need for protecting your brand, whether its a word mark, logo, smell, voice or any specific identity mark. Our team of professionals can understand your business and help you protect your trademark under right class(es). Our efficient prosecution record saves lots of time and resources of our client. Once registered, you can use our trademark infringement discovery service to identity potential misuse of the TM by others.
Other TM services provided by us includes- TM Search, TM Opposition, and Brand Building Services.
Importance of protecting your artistic creation has increased more than ever before in this evolving cyber space and social media arena. We can help you protect your literary, musical, and artistic works, such as software source codes, web contents, poetry, novels, songs, architecture, etc..
Design rights protect appearance of a product. We can help you protect graphic designs, patterns, computer icons, three- dimensional product shapes, two-dimensional ornamentation (e.g. stylized logos), packaging, or digital media products, such as computer game characters and computer icons. An artwork in India is protected under the Copyright Act 1957. But, the moment the artwork is applied to any article to give the article an aesthetic appeal, and once the article is sold in more than 50 units, under Section 15(2) of the Act, the artwork loses its copyright and comes under the realms of the design law.
Statutory and Regulatory Compliance
We help our clients from different industry domains to ensure various applicable statutory and regulatory compliances. Our services includes providing opinions, drafting, reviewing and vetting all types of documents, implementation, compliances, interfacing before statutory bodies / authorities, obtaining statutory licenses / permissions, approvals etc.
Corporate Legal Services
Our team consists of law graduates from premium institutes and fellow members of Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI).
We provide a range of legal and consulting services on company law and other related areas, such as Securities Laws, Foreign Exchange Law, Insolvency law and Labour & Social securities law.
We provide consultancy services to foreign clients with regards to foreign investment in India including external commercial borrowing, and help our global and domestic clients on corporate restructuring activities like acquisition, amalgamation & merger and slump sale etc. We advise clients on raising funds from the public and public issue of shares, issue of ADR/GDR and Foreign currency convertible bond (FCCB) including various due diligence and corporate legal audits.