Legislation in specific countries does not exactly make it easy to establish a patent. In some countries it is possible, immediately after or even during the patent grant procedure, for third parties to oppose rights being established or becoming effective. Other countries, such as the Netherlands, have a system where a patent is only tested for validity at the moment when it becomes the subject of a court hearing, for instance as part of infringement proceedings.

It may happen that a third party infringes your patent rights with an article, a product or a method. Such a case of infringement is usually heard before a court. Schumann Patent Consultancy will advise and assist you in all such legal proceedings. We will furthermore advise and guide you in the case, which hopefully does not arise, that you have to defend an action by third parties, for instance if your company is accused of infringing a patent.