Al Hiba Intellectual Property has a broad experience in representing and providing our valued clients with advice, filing, prosecuting and maintaining patents of all technical fields before the Patent Offices of countries where we operate. In addition to our insight in the Patent Laws and rules in the Jurisdictions we cover, we have extensive experience in International Conventions and their regulations regarding patents.

1- Filing and Prosecution of Patent Applications
Filing applications with or without being based on PCT or Paris Convention; Following-up and attending to examiner’s requests and substantive examination till obtaining Letters Patent.

2- Patent / Patent Application Maintenance/ Annuities

Updating our internal database of upcoming annuities and sending timely reminders; Attending payments in due course; Reporting the client of payment with official proof.

3- Recordals for Patents/ Patent Applications

Recordal of assignment, merger agreements, licenses, change of name/address of and making the patent/patent application in the right legal status.

4- Professional Translation Patent Application Texts

Our translation team has a diversity of scientific backgrounds: chemical, medical, mechanical. The team has proven high professionalism through their scientific education along with years of experience.

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PATENTS

Frequently Asked Questions

A patent is a set of exclusive legal rights usually granted by a national or regional competent authority to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, importing into, or selling the patented invention throughout certain jurisdiction(s) for a limited time.

What can be patented – utility patents are provided for a new, nonobvious and useful:
• Process
• Machine
• Article of manufacture
• Composition of matter
• Improvement of any of the above

• Laws of nature
• Physical phenomena
• Abstract ideasLiterary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works (these can be Copyright protected).

Inventions which are:
• Not useful (such as perpetual motion machines); or
• Offensive to public morality

Invention must also be:
• Novel
• Nonobvious
• Adequately described or enabled (for one of ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention)
• Claimed by the inventor in clear and definite terms

Usually, patent gives you the right to sue anyone who makes, uses, or sells your invention within the country where the patent is granted. If you desire protection in foreign countries, you must file patent applications in those countries. However, many foreign patent laws bar the grant of a patent if, before you filed in the foreign country, you displayed, sold to the public, or described your invention in a printed publication anywhere in the world. Therefore, early in the patent process, you should decide whether or not to seek foreign patent protection so that you can avoid doing anything that might prevent your obtaining foreign patent protection.

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