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European Patent Prosecution

From the Patent Cooperation Treaty to the Patent Prosecution Highway and now the potential Unitary Patent System, patent systems around the world are becoming increasingly harmonized. Nowhere else is an understanding of the implications of harmonization more important than in the United States and in Europe. The US and the EU combined account for nearly 50% of the world’s GDP. Their patent systems share a common language, converging approaches to patent law, and stand on the forefront for patent law development for the international business community. In many scenarios, the strength of a client’s worldwide patent portfolio is judged by the quality of the US and European patent components. We have offices in the US and in Europe so that we can realize better value for clients and exercise the quality control and coordination that clients need in these significant areas.

Haley Guiliano understands the importance of these jurisdictions, as well as the need to draft, prosecute, defend, and enforce US and European patent counterparts in a coordinated manner to maximize the benefits to our clients. Based on this understanding, Haley Guiliano has developed a robust and world class patent prosecution team spanning both jurisdictions. Our team features dual-qualified (USPTO and EPO) practitioners in all offices and across all technical fields. Haley Guiliano personnel are routinely called upon to be presenters and panelists at international intellectual property forums and conferences to discuss our innovative approaches to multi-jurisdictional patent prosecution.

Haley Guiliano’s contribution to clients’ portfolios does not end at the issuance of a patent. The same practitioners that developed a client’s patent portfolio will defend that portfolio in proceedings before the USPTO and in Europe. This start-to-finish approach enables our attorneys to act as a single interface for all clients’ needs, across  multiple jurisdictions, and throughout the process of patent drafting, prosecuting, defense, and enforcement.



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