Inventions

Invention is a technical solution in any field that pertains to a product, a method, or their use for a specific purpose.

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Invention Patenting
What is an invention?
An invention is a technical solution in any field, relating to a product, a method, or a use thereof according to a specific purpose.
What can be patented?
Devices, parts, articles, complexes, sets (kits), methods (e. g. for chemical synthesis, hydrocarbon extraction, treatment, etc.), software (algorithms), substances, chemical compounds, compositions (mixtures), medicines, cells of micro- and macro-organisms, genetically modified organisms, and more.
Are there conditions for patent issuance?
Yes, an invention must be new, non-obvious, and applicable in human activities. Additionally, for a successful patent application, certain drafting requirements must be met, such as sufficient disclosure of the essence of the invention, among others.
Why is a patent necessary?
A patent confirms your exclusive right to the invention, which includes a monopoly on its use, including production, sale, import, and more. This also provides the opportunity to generate additional income by licensing the invention to third parties. The right can be transferred for temporary use, sold, pledged, inherited, or included in the charter capital.
Can one do without a patent?
You can try to keep the information secret, but there is a risk that someone else might patent the same invention and prohibit you from using it. In some cases, a patent is simply indispensable (e. g., for new medicines).
How to determine if a patent is being infringed?
You need to compare the alleged infringing product with the patent claims, as they define the scope of protection. In order to ensure appropriate claims drafting and to establish whether an infringement takes place, it is recommended to consult your patent attorney.
What is the duration of a patent?
20 years, and for medicines, agrochemicals, and pesticides – up to 25 years.
In which countries is a patent valid?
Generally, a separate patent must be obtained in each country. However, there are also regional patents; for example, in addition to a Russian patent, you can obtain a Eurasian patent, which is valid in Russia and some neighboring countries. If patents are needed in several countries, an international application is usually filed.
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Consultations on Patent Disputes
Do you have a patent, and someone is using your invention without permission?
Initially, it is advisable to send a cease-and-desist letter to the infringer. If they refuse to stop using the invention, you should consider taking a legal action.
Can't use an invention because a competitor has a patent?
You can try to negotiate a license to use the invention. If the patent holder refuses and does not use the invention themselves, you can compel them to grant a license. In some cases, the patent can be invalidated.
Want to use a technology but unsure if it will infringe on someone else's rights?
A freedom-to-operate analysis should be conducted by your patent attorney.
Received a cease-and-desist letter or a lawsuit for patent infringement?
First, determine whether infringement actually exists by obtaining an opinion from your patent attorney. It is also worth checking whether the patent in question can be invalidated.
Sofya Sazonova
Patent Attorney Assistant
Sofya Sazonova
Patent Attorney Assistant
She handles patent applications and utility model applications before the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices. She is also responsible for annual fees payments and patent restoration procedures in Russia, Eurasia as well as abroad.
Alina Salakhutdinova
Patent Attorney Assistant
Alina Salakhutdinova
Patent Attorney Assistant
Graduate of Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Faculty of English and German languages. Joined the company in 2015.Handles patent applications and utility model applications before the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices. Carries out work on preparing and filing applications, maintains…
Ksenia Topuridi
Patent Attorney Assistant
Ksenia Topuridi
Patent Attorney Assistant
Graduate of Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Art with a Master's degree in Applied Informatics in Social Activities. Joined the company in 2008.Handles patent and utility model applications before the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices as well as in…
Daria Kapitcyna
Patent Attorney Assistant
Daria Kapitcyna
Patent Attorney Assistant
She handles patent applications and utility model applications before the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices as well as abroad. She carries out work on preparing and filing patent applications, utility model applications and international patent applications (PCT), maintains the document workflow during application proceedings, prepares and files documents for registration of the disposal of the exclusive right to the invention and utility models to the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices.
Tatyana Chervina
Patent Attorney Assistant
Tatyana Chervina
Patent Attorney Assistant
She handles patent, utility model and design applications before the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices as well as abroad. She carries out work on preparing and filing applications, maintains the document workflow during application proceedings, prepares and files documents for registration of the disposal of the exclusive rights.
Viktor Alekseev
Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney
Viktor Alekseev
Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney
Viktor has a master’s degree in Optical Engineering from St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics and a master’s degree in the English language from St. Petersburg State University. Viktor joined our Company in 2010
Nadezhda Bure
Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney
Nadezhda Bure
Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney
Nadezhda has a master’s degree in Radio Engineering from the Saint-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University and a master’s degree in Linguistics (English and French) from the Metropolitan Institute of Interpreters and Translators in Moscow. Nadezhda Joined our company in 2008. Full…
Dmitry Obischenko
Russian Patent Attorney
Dmitry Obischenko
Russian Patent Attorney
Dmitry has a master’s degree in medical engineering from Novosibirsk State Technical University and a master’s degree in the English language from Institute of Foreign Languages, St. Petersburg.
Diana Galukhina
Russian and Eurasian patent attorney
Diana Galukhina
Russian and Eurasian patent attorney
Joined our company in 2016. Has experience in: drafting patent applications; managing Russian, Eurasian and International patent applications; FTO searches; consulting on protecting patent rights, infringement, claims interpretation; nullity actions and third-party observations; translation of patent applications; drafting and recording contracts on IP rights.
Olesia Zadorozhnaia
Patent Expert
Olesia Zadorozhnaia
Patent Expert
Joined our company in 2018. Has competence in Managing Russian and Eurasian patent applications, Consultations, Patent Searches, Translations. Familiar in the technical fields of: Material Technology, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Technology, Organic Synthesis and Chemical Technology, Food Industry, Inorganic Chemistry and Polymer Technology, Measurement Technology.
Vlas Pshenichnikov
Patent Expert
Vlas Pshenichnikov
Patent Expert
Joined our company in 2018. Competent in Managing Russian and Eurasian patent applications and Translations. Familiar with the technical fields of: Material Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Measurement Technology, Safety and Quality Management, Organic Synthesis and Chemical Technology, Food Industry, Medicine, Inorganic Chemistry and Polymer Technology.
George Stoiko
Russian and Eurasian patent attorney
George Stoiko
Russian and Eurasian patent attorney
Joined our company in 2011. Competent at Drafting and prosecuting Russian, Eurasian, PCT applications, national applications in neighboring countries; Patent Term Extension; Patent Searches (FTO, (non)patentability); IP advice on obtaining and protecting IP rights; Patent Invalidation; Representation in the Chamber of Patent Disputes and the IP Court; Patent Watch; IP Contracts.
Arseny Kharin
Russian and Eurasian patent attorney
Arseny Kharin
Russian and Eurasian patent attorney
Joined our company in 2006. Has a significant experience at Drafting and prosecuting Russian, Eurasian, PCT applications, national applications in neighboring countries; Patent Term Extension; Patent Searches (FTO, (non)patentability); IP advice on obtaining and protecting IP rights; Patent Invalidation; Representation in the Chamber of Patent Disputes and the IP Court; Patent Watch; IP Contracts.
Galina Shirokova
Head of the Records and Document Management Department
Galina Shirokova
Head of the Records and Document Management Department
Graduate of St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University. Joined our company in 2008, has been working as the head of department since 2014. Specializes in protection of IP rights and disposal of exclusive right to inventions, utility models and designs at…
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