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Succ. A. de Carsalade de Pont

The patent work we offer to our clients includes drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in France, before the European Patent Office and in all countries around the world. We handle cases before the European Patent Office (EPO) either for our own customers or based on instructions from overseas companies and associates, notably from the USA and Japan. A notable part of our EPO patent work is in English, the predominant EPO official language, all the partners in the firm being fluent in English. We also have partners fluent in German within the firm. We provide a full range of advice services in addition to the filing and prosecution of patent applications, including:

  • portfolio planning and management,
  • watching and searching for third party rights,
  • infringement and validity opinions,
  • drafting of licensing contract,
  • drafting of Confidentiality agreements,
  • drafting of Research and Development agreements,
  • drafting of joint ownership agreements,
  • drafting of assignments deeds,
  • drafting knowledge sharing agreements as well as,
  • advising or assisting for implementing an inventors remuneration scheme within a company.

We also have substantial experience in litigation and dispute resolution, in particular in Europe and in the US. In particular we have considerable experience before the Opposition Divisions and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office, before the French Patent Office Court (in which we as Chartered French Patent Attorneys can act either with or without solicitors or barristers as required) and before the Patents Court. Our patent team of attorneys have the highest technical qualifications from leading institutes and “Grandes Ecoles” and covers a wide range of technical areas to deal with all fields of modern technology, including electronics, physics, mechanics, IT, chemical, engineering, life science, biochemistry and textile. For further details, please contact:


Olivier Eidelsberg, Ingénieur de l’Ecole Centrale de Paris, CPI and EPO Representative