TCBM’s patent attorneys work alongside companies to protect their technological innovation insofar as it represents a powerful driver of competitiveness and a crucial part of the company’s assets.

Starting with the drafting and filing of patent applications, TCBM’s patent attorneys work closely with the client to define the most effective strategy for securing the broadest possible scope of protection.

To effectively protect an invention, it is first necessary to properly draft a patent application. Backed by our extensive experience and a steadfast focus on keeping abreast of patent examination procedures throughout the world, TCBM offers comprehensive support for designing a successful patent protection strategy, starting with the drafting of patent applications.

TCBM provides a full-service consultancy along every step of the process, from drafting to filing and subsequently prosecuting patent applications in Italy, Europe, internationally under the PCT, and abroad, right up to the final grant.

TCBM also assists clients in dealing with opposition-appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

TCBM provides technical and legal support on patent infringement and/or invalidity proceedings. Our professionals are called upon to appear as court technical advisors (CTA) and as party technical advisors (PTA) in Italy, and are routinely involved in high-profile cases of patent infringement and nullity in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and engineering sectors.

TCBM conducts patent and bibliographic searches and boasts wide-ranging knowhow in complex cases requiring chemical structure and bio sequence searches and the provision of non-infringement and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions.

Clients regularly rely on us for assistance in conducting due diligence assessments underpinning negotiations for the acquisition/sale and licensing of industrial property assets.

TCBM also handles the validation of European patents in Italy, offering translation services provided by a well-established network of highly trained and trusted translators and a specialised in-house revision team.