Prosecution

We are a top-tier firm of patent and trademark attorneys, providing a robust and broad intellectual property application service in the US and Europe.

A second-to-none specialist firm.

The Legal 500

Client focused service

Founded by partners with a mix of private practice and in-house backgrounds, we have used our experience to create an adaptive service designed around our clients' needs. We believe our sustained growth has been achieved through consistently delivering an excellent service, and we're proud that many of our clients, from high-profile organizations and multinationals to start-ups and inventors, have been referred to us by existing clients.

What I have most enjoyed about working with EIP has been the level of technical excellence and broad knowledge.

IP Counsel from one of the major mobile network operators

Coordinated filing in USA and Europe

EIP is a specialist IP firm with practicing offices in the US and Europe, capable of filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. Our EIP Square filing system enables coordinated filing in these jurisdictions, improving quality and efficiency.

Instruction

The client provides an instruction to file in both Europe and the US with an English specification. We docket this instruction on our fully integrated records system, which allows our attorneys worldwide to act as one office.

Processing

Our international department processes the application documents, including a review by an attorney with an appropriate technical background. Special reporting instructions are docketed. We inform clients of any changes, recommendations, or requests.

Filing

After ensuring compliance with the different US and EP requirements, applications are filed in each jurisdiction and reports sent to the client.

Prosecution

US and EP attorneys work together on the same management system, for consistent, coordinated, and efficient prosecution. Typically, they report separately to the client. However, reporting for both jurisdictions via a single attorney is also possible, where required.

Grant by US

After applications are granted, we can handle ongoing maintenance if the client wishes, or transfer to the client’s chosen annuity service provider.

 
CLIENT
 
EIP US & EP

Instruction

Docketed by EIP records system

 

Instruction

The client provides an instruction to file in both Europe and the US with an English specification. We docket this instruction on our fully integrated records system, which allows our attorneys worldwide to act as one office.

 
 
 

Feedback

Processing by international department

 

Processing

Our international department processes the application documents, including a review by an attorney with an appropriate technical background. Special reporting instructions are docketed. We inform clients of any changes, recommendations, or requests.

 
 
 

Filing reports

File in US

File in EP

 

Filing

After ensuring compliance with the different US and EP requirements, applications are filed in each jurisdiction and reports sent to the client.

 
 
 
 
 

Prosecution

 

Prosecution

US and EP attorneys work together on the same management system, for consistent, coordinated, and efficient prosecution. Typically, they report separately to the client. However, reporting for both jurisdictions via a single attorney is also possible, where required.

 
 
 
 

Consultation with US and EP

US OA
EP OA
 
 
 

Grant reports

Grant by US
Grant by EP
 

Grant by US

After applications are granted, we can handle ongoing maintenance if the client wishes, or transfer to the client’s chosen annuity service provider.

Prosecution practice groups

EIP's patent and trademark attorneys work in specific legal and technical areas, with some having expertise in multiple areas, and are arranged in specialist practice groups.

Other practice groups

We have a wide range of in-house expertise with additional practice groups, all providing a highly integrated service offering to our clients.

Contact us

+1 619-795-1300
us@eip.com

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EIP US LLP

EIP, 2468 Historic Decatur Road #200,
San Diego, CA 92106,
United States
+1 619-795-1300
us@eip.com

EIP EUROPE LLP

EIP, Fairfax House
15 Fulwood Place
London WC1V 6HU
UK
+44 (0)20 7440 9510
europe@eip.com