In the five years since its founding, Belgium-based patent firm IPLodge has established a strong reputation as a reliable firm that provides its clients with the most efficient and cost-effective legal protection for their innovations, while aspiring to the highest-quality professional standards.
Taking the wider view, IPLodge goes beyond mere protection, offering legal and strategic support before, during and after the patenting process. Guided by client interests and embracing every opportunity, the firm’s experienced attorneys and paralegals identify the most adequate way to protect each asset, define exploitation strategies and negotiate and draft secure agreements.
Operating primarily in the technical areas of physics, electronics and information technology, IPLodge advises and represents corporations, universities and innovative spin-offs and start-ups from around the world. The firm’s patent services include searches, patent application drafting and filing, oppositions, litigation support and agreements and transactions.
Patent application drafting and filing
Focusing on a few well-defined technical areas allows IPLodge to identify every technical aspect of a case and offer clients technical and legal insight at every step in the patent process, while serving their business interests. The firm encourages clients to take advantage of regional and international agreements in order to streamline the procedures for obtaining parallel protection in multiple jurisdictions, and indicates when clients could benefit from filing divisional applications and continuations.
IPLodge’s patent attorneys are qualified to represent applicants before the European Patent Office (EPO), national IP offices in the Benelux and the UK Intellectual Property Office. For filing needs in other jurisdictions, it relies on its vast network of trusted foreign agents, while remaining the client’s single point of contact. As part of the European economic interest group EURIPTA, IPLodge has particularly close ties with sister firms in Germany (Michalski · Hüttermann & Partner), Italy (Studio Corradini) and Poland (Kaminski & Partners). This network can be relied on whenever the scale, international character or special nature of a case requires it.
IPLodge has an exceptional track record in EPO oppositions and opposition appeals. Whether opponent or patent proprietor, clients benefit from our team’s technical understanding, legal knowledge and experience, which ensure the best possible outcome.
IPLodge openly discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each case in order to help clients choose the best course of action. The firm will assist its clients in negotiating a beneficial settlement if possible and guide them through litigation if necessary.
As the Unified Patent Court (UPC) prepares for business, IPLodge has readied a unique litigation team of European patent attorneys with the necessary additional legal qualifications to represent parties before the UPC. By combining legal and technical skills under one roof, IPLodge can help clients avoid the costlier options of retaining attorneys at law for their representation and non-representing patent attorneys for assisting with technical matters.
Agreements and transactions
As a one-stop shop for innovative organisations, IPLodge supplements excellence in IP protection with legal expertise, allowing clients to reap the benefits from their innovations using the right contractual relationships. Depending on clients’ needs, IPLodge can provide model contracts or negotiate the agreement that best fits the situation. In close cooperation with Bracquené Legal Consulting, IPLodge ensures that clients get the most out of their intellectual property and take full advantage of government research programmes.