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European Validations

Clear, cost-effective and simple EP validation service

Every successful European patent application enters the Validation phase. Already being one of the most expensive phases in the lifetime of a patent, it is often made more costly and complicated without need.

IPRIS make it simple for you. We offer a clear, cost-effective and personal service that works seamlessly with the services of your patent attorney and patent renewals process.

The Process

The European Validation phase starts when the notice of Intention to Grant is received from the European Patent Office. The Validation phase has two distinct stages, that are outlined in the following diagram:

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Stage 1

Stage 1 is the acceptance of the grant which must be carried out within 4 months of receiving the notice of Intention to Grant. It consists of:

  • Paying grant and publishing fees
  • Translating claims into English, French or German (the two languages other than the language the patent has been drafted in)
  • Filing the claim translations at the EPO.

Stage 2

Stage 2 is the validation of the patent in each designated country and comprises:

  • Translating the patent and filing the translation
  • Paying the official validation fees
  • Instructing a local agent to file the translation if required
  • It is the second stage where the significanrt costs can be incurred.

Next Steps

  • Request a quote for designated countries of interest
  • Instruct IPRIS for option A and/or B
  • IPRIS confirm receipt of instructions, provide updates and confirmation on validation proceedings
  • Related European renewals are coordinated with client

Benefits

Personal service

Personal Service

Instruct a single, expert contact at IPRIS

Bespoke quotation

Bespoke quotation

Receive quote with fee breakdowns for validation countries of interest

Seamless renewals management

Seamless renewals management

Option to use IPRIS renewals portal, to coordinate EP validation and related country renewals, through one place

Nationalisation

Lean, tailored and cost-effective nationalisation service

The overall costs of nationalisation can be extremely high however, up to third of costs incurred are unnecessary administration charges and unanticipated patent attorney costs.

IPRIS makes it more manageable. It offers a lean, tailored and cost effective nationalisation service that works seamlessly with the services of your patent attorney.