Chemical compounds and processes for the manufacture of chemical compounds represent a wide field for innovations. Even small changes in the structure or in the preparation of compounds often produce unexpected and surprising functions or effects of the compounds. Minimal changes in presentation methods may have considerable influence on the properties of the products. For this reason it is important to protect not only new compounds and its synthesis routes by patents, but also modifications to either provide comprehensive protection for the creation or development of core technologies.
At the same time new applications of known compounds may be inventive and patents may be filed for these new application.
In some cases, it may make more sense to keep new synthesis processes as a "trade secret" rather than filing a patent application, which is published not later than 18 months after application. Not only can we assist you in choosing the right protection for you but we can also advise you strategically, so that essential technologies are fully protected.
Contact: Dr. Sebastian Tegethoff