We handle all Intellectual Property-related matters

HEFIP is a firm specialized in Intellectual Property law,
providing services to protect your innovations, creations and valuable assets.

We have a strong expertise in Chemistry, Biotechnologies & Pharmacology.

Patent Drafting & Prosecution

This notably includes:

  • Invention Harvesting
  • Patent Brainstorming sessions with Inventors
  • Patent Drafting & Patent Filing
  • Patent Prosecution, including drafting responses to Office Actions (including USPTO, EPO, French Patent Office).

  • IP Strategy

    Based on your needs.

  • Definition of a patent filing strategy to better protect your assets, e.g., defining patent filing goals and setting plans to achieve your objectives
  • Patent Portfolio Management & Review, including advising on territorial scope protection and cost reduction measures

  • Competitive Intelligence

    This includes:

  • Patent Mapping
  • Monitoring of the patent filing activities of your competitors
  • Identifying opportunities for offensive actions, such as Oppositions at the European Patent Office (EPO)

  • IP Assessments

    This includes:

  • Freedom-to-Operate/Clearance Opinions
  • Merger & Acquisition
  • Due Diligence, Audits
  • Patent Invalidity analysis

  • IP Valuation

    Assessment of the value of:

  • your patent portfolio
  • your innovations
  • third-party IP rights

  • IP Agreements

    Drafting & Negotiation of IP Agreements, including:

  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
  • License Agreements
  • Joint Development Agreements (JDAs)
  • Consortium Agreements
  • Research Agreements

  • Patent Enforcement

  • Support to Patent Litigation
  • Opposition/Appeal to competitors’ granted patents at the European Patent Office (EPO)

  • Training & Coaching

    Our trainings are adjusted to fit your needs.
    Tell us your objectives and we will design our training to help develop the skills and IP knowledge of your employees and ensure that they are performing at their best when dealing with inventions or confidential information.

    Business Continuity

    We can work as freelance or temporary workers for your specific short-term needs, as if we were your in-house IP counsels.

    “If you are a small or medium tech company or startup looking for expert and affordable legal solutions, HEFIP is here to help.
    Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your intellectual property so you can grow with peace of mind.”