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Created by Marie-Paule Vandeberg, MPV Patent put its expertise of patent of invention at the service of businesses, start-ups, universities and industries active in Europe or planning to be active in Europe and at the service of their representatives .

With a background of Chemical engineer, and qualified before the Belgian and European Patent Offices, Marie-Paule Vandeberg is specialized in the areas of industrial chemistry, inorganic or organic chemistry, but also chemical engineering and mechanics as well as the textile industry , and building. She has developed a sharp technical and legal know-how and performs missions related to:

1. Freedom to operate with Analysis of the validity of the patents found

Prior to their installation in Belgium or in a European country any company must ensure that their industrial production processes are free of patents. This allows in particular to avoid a possible infringement action initiated by a competitor, owner of a patent right. This study is also compulsory prior to any commercialization of a new product and prior to any exportation in a new country.

MPV Patent so undertake to :

2. The assessment of the potential infringement of a patent

MPV Patent examine, on behalf of its clients, holders of patents or pending patent applications, potential infringement by the products or processes of a competitor.
This work helps to enforce the patent rights of his clients with regards potential infringer.

In this context, MPV Patent undertakes :

3. Oppositions and appeal before the European Patent Office

MPV Patent can represent either the opponent or the patentee. Qualified since 1996, Marie-Paule Vandeberg has a great experience of oppositions, preparing the ground for opposition, filing the opposition before the EPO as well as defending the arguments at oral proceedings before the examiners. She works in English or in French, its mother tongue, which can be used for oral hearing without translations.

4. Technical and legal expertise

Patent MPV provides expertise related to patents. This work is done in different context:

- As an independent judicial expert:

- As the representative of a company in a litigious context based on patents of invention.

This advisory work can be done both for a plaintiff or a defendant.

 

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