Patentsare a crucial asset for innovative businesses to permit the return of R&D costly investments, in all sectors of industry, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, consumer products, electronics and telecommunications.

A patent thus gives his holder to reserve the exploitation of an invention, to perceive royalties in exchange of the grant of a license, and to prevent unauthorized third parties to work the invention.

Technical know-how is protected from any unauthorized use, breach or disclosure and infringement of the owner’s rights is punishable under the provisions of the law.