Obtaining valuable patents is the basis for the effective protection of our client's intellectual property. The value of a patent resides not only in its validity over prior art but also in its suitability for enforcement in court. Many of the difficulties of a successful patent litigation appear to be attributable to avoidable shortcomings during prosecution.

A primary requirement for effective prosecution is a deep understanding of the technologies involved and also the Laws and Rules for each specific area, combined with excellent communicative skills to obtain all relevant information from an inventor. In many cases it is only during the discussions with our patent attorneys that the new and inventive aspects of an invention are identified.

Our lawyers and patent agents help clients maximize the value of their inventions by properly protecting, defending and strategically managing them, both in Brazil and abroad and in a wide variety of sectors, such as biotechnology, chemistry, electricity, electronics, life sciences, mechanics, nanotechnology, optics, software and telecommunications.

Last but not least, high-quality prosecution requires practical experience in claim construction and an awareness of the limited possibilities for preserving evidence in proceedings before the Brazilian courts, in particular before the BPTO. In marked contrast to many other IP law firms, every patent attorney at TAVARES has repeatedly participated in infringement cases and is therefore aware of the dangers and pitfalls when drafting or amending the claims or the specification of a patent application. This results in patents which not only pass the hurdles of the law but which define the invention with a minimum number of clear and verifiable features.

For your firm, Tavares will have a designated one of our attorneys as Case Manager who is responsible for managing services across all matters and coordinating issue resolution of any request for each matter that arises from your firm to Tavares.

The Case Manager will be the primary day-to-day point of contact with your firm, and will participate in strategic and tactical decisions, as well as implement and manage the budget for each matter.

For any enquiry or particular quotation, please feel free to contact our Patents Department in

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