Thanks to long-time client relationships in areas of production technology, industrial automation and conveyor technology, measurement, control and regulation technology, materials technology and process technology, DTS is a highly qualified and reliable partner in all questions of buildup, analysis, expansion and management of patent portfolios with focus on mechanical engineering.
Mechanical engineering is still one of the driving, most innovative industries in Germany and Europe. Patent application statistics are constantly led by mechanical engineering industries, the most numerous applicants. Mechanical engineering is a sector dominated by medium-sized-companies and in Germany, there are many hidden champions that are world leaders, thanks to a foresighted industrial property right policy.
DTS is a reliable partner of this industry and is well positioned for advising clients that focus on mechanical engineering, as its experts are engineers from various disciplines and enlighten a technical issue from different perspectives. Thereby, DTS appreciates that products from the mechanical engineering industry often fulfill partial functions from other disciplines such as electrical engineering that are realized simultaneously and are to be protected in one single product.
In addition, DTS has particular expertise and experience in the fields of opposition and invalidity proceedings – and represents its clients in these proceedings in Europe, Germany and Switzerland. In all other countries, DTS coordinates these proceedings with competent and long-standing partners.
DTS represents its clients’ interests before the civil courts and in mediation in cases of enforcement of such patents against infringements or defense of such patents in cases of litigation.