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Valuation of Gaps in Property Rights

Our analysis regarding gaps in industrial property rights informs you about existing patents and possible gaps regarding the protection or possible avoidance strategies.

Particularly as far as patents for chemical compounds protected by general formulas are concerned, protection gaps can be found very often.

A new patent covering this gap in the property rights might be generated. The patentee of the general property right then is no longer allowed to use your protected area. This situation could provoke the patentee of the broad, general property right to agree on a cross-license with you or to buy your patent application.

Furthermore, the analysis of gaps in property rights also indicates possibilities to avoid the foreign property right in an elegant way and to thus avoid for example the payment of license fees.