Establishing ownership of industrial property, a patent confers an exclusive right
over a technical invention upon its holder,who may be the inventor or a company,
for a set term and within a set territory.


  • GPI is bound by the code of professional conduct of Patent & Trademark Attorneys (in particular professional secrecy) and is a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI, France’s Patent and Trademark Attorneys Professional Organization).
  • Qualified to represent its clients with the French (INPI), International (WIPO), and European (EPO) Intellectual Property Offices, GPI is also authorised to represent you with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA).


We put the skills and experience of our Experts at your disposal for preparing and drafting your patent applications, in compliance with the practices of the Offices all over the world.


  • We develop and implement a patent application strategy procuring optimum protection, both in France and internationally, that is dovetailed to your development policy and to your budget constraints.
  • We draft analyses and consultations regarding patentability of and freedom to use and exploit your inventions, on the basis of prior art searches.
  • We work out a strategy with you for adding value to and exploiting your intellectual property assets.
  • We help you with contractual matters, in particular for implementing the strategy that we have defined for adding value to and exploiting your property assets.


  • We are thorough in monitoring and keeping track of examination and grant proceedings for your patent applications.
  • We keep a look out for notifications from the Offices, backed up by defence and reply strategies.
  • We remain constantly vigilant to ensure your patents are maintained in force throughout their lives, by managing the time frames and deadlines that are specific to each Office

Prior art searches and technology watch

  • We conduct prior art searches.
  • We study the patentability of your inventions.
  • We study the freedom to use and exploit your inventions.
  • We conduct technology watch and monitor the patents of your competitors.

Defending your rights

  • We advise you and represent you in proceedings before the relevant Patent Offices.
  • We advise and support you in upholding your rights before the relevant boards, divisions, and courts, in close collaboration with Attorneys at Law specializing in Intellectual Property (including the Law Firm GPI Avocats). This makes for a winning team that combines Patent & Trademark Attorneys with Intellectual Property Lawyers!