Surveilliance of your competitors’ patents
By filing patents, your competitors are appropriating technologies. If these filings are confirmed, you may be prevented from exploiting a commercially attractive technology when the patent should not have been granted.
Establishing a monitoring of your competitors’ applications and patents enable you to be aware of their progress in your market.
You will then have the opportunity to react at the right time, by a third party observation procedure or by an opposition procedure.
Patent examiners have a huge workload and may miss elements that would have led them to reject a patent application. Monitoring the patents and using one of the above procedures may prevent your competitors from unfairly obtaining patents.
SOTERYAH IP is at your disposal to set up this type of surveillance and advise you on the third party observation procedure and the opposition procedure.