Pioneering the IP market, Dennemeyer & Associates launches first Flat Fee Patent Prosecution Service

Published on: 15 December 2013
by Dr. Malte Köllner, Head of Dennemeyer Foreign Filing

Dennemeyer & Associates today announced the launch of its new Flat Fee Patent Prosecution Service. Dr. Malte Köllner, Head of Foreign Filing and of the Frankfurt office, will lead the new service area, making foreign patent filing costs more predictable and manageable.

The new Flat Fee Prosecution Service enables Dennemeyer & Associates' attorneys to handle the entire lifecycle of patent applications in foreign countries for their clients, from filing to prosecution and grant, for a fixed fee per country. The fixed fee includes filing, prosecution, grant, as well as official fees and translations, if required. Benefiting from our worldwide offices and network of agents, each client will have a patent attorney as their single point of contact in their home country.

In a comprehensive in-house study conducted by Dr. Köllner and the Frankfurt team, the entire process of international patent prosecution has been analyzed including workflows, communication and costs involved. As a result of this study, new optimized processes for international prosecution have been developed.

These new processes enable the fixed fee charged by Dennemeyer & Associates to be below the average of traditional patent prosecution costs and help clients enjoy significant savings and budget predictability for their international prosecution work. Dennemeyer's worldwide network of lawyers and prosecution experts will ensure the quality of this service regardless of where the client is located.

Dr. Malte Köllner, as Head of Foreign Filing, will lead the new service area worldwide. He has developed a flat fee calculator that is currently being integrated into Dennemeyer's PCT National Phase Gateway, and will enable clients to easily calculate foreign prosecution costs until grant and send their orders online.

Dennemeyer & Associates opened its Frankfurt office in October with the take-over of the German patent law firm Köllner & Partner. Reflecting increasing demand from companies and law firms, the attorneys of the now expanded Dennemeyer & Associates will serve as single point of contact for clients, supporting them with international filing work surrounding PCT applications as well as Paris Convention filings. Besides international prosecution, the Frankfurt team also provides patent valuation and monetization services.

"Global patent filings are more and more important for industry and, consequently, have been registering a constant growth in the last decades. With increasing pressure on costs for patent departments, there is a need for getting a good deal on international patent prosecution. Finding high quality and reliable partners is not always easy. In this context, being able to pioneer in the market by offering a flat fee prosecution service is an important step in making the whole prosecution process more predictable, cost efficient, and secure for our clients. With this service, we bring the same combination of efficiency, transparency and flexibility to foreign filings that we offer for all our other portfolio services", Dr. Malte Köllner explains.

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