June 10, 2018

If you want to obtain protection in Europe and you are not sure that the cost and complexity of a standard patent filing is justified, then consider filing a utility model. These patent rights are perfectly suited to protecting an invention in a quick, easy and inexpe...

June 3, 2018

Sellers on Amazon® often face problems with unauthorized sellers offering counterfeit products under their banner.  In addition to potential lost profits, low quality counterfeits can be especially egregious when they have an impact on the real seller’s ratings and pro...

June 3, 2018

Sach & Associates has been successful in revoking another EpiPen patent in European Patent Office (EPO) opposition proceedings.  The opposition was filed against Pfizer's European EpiPen patent.  The hearing took place in April 2018 and the written decision to revoke t...

June 3, 2018

This is a little practice note concerning excess claims fees in Germany and how the calculation differs from the EPO, USPTO and UKIPO.   The German patent office counts the claims according to the PCT application as originally filed not according to any amended version...

March 1, 2017

As European patent attorneys we have all – at least at one time or another – tried to argue that there are other ways to successfully demonstrate inventive step than to simply follow the EPO’s rather prescriptive problem and solution (P&S) model. 

British patent attorne...

January 31, 2017


I have been working with an excellent software developer (@Rory Combe) for months and months now creating an EPO patent filing tool.  The idea was simple enough - to automatically fill out and file the EPO regional phase entry fo...

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