Once a European patent has been granted by the European Patent Office, it is necessary to register the granted patent in each European country of interest. This process is called "validation".
For each country, it is typically necessary to pay a fee, appoint a local agent and/or file a translation. The requirements and, therefore, the costs vary between different countries; however, we have worked hard to simplify the procedure for our clients by providing fixed prices for each country and providing all the required documents in a single email.
As with renewals, validations form an integral part of the service we provide. We have in depth knowledge of the process and the requirements and have optimised our procedures to make the handling of validations not only cost effective, but also straightforward.
If you currently use an alternative provider for your validations and would like us to provide a cost comparison, then we would be delighted to do so.