Industry Patent Quality Charter

Matthias Burkhardt – Intellectual Property – Inventronics GmbH

“As a lighting company dedicated to innovation, Inventronics relies on high quality patens to secure our innovative product line up. The whole patent system was built on high quality patents to foster innovation. Unfortunately, quality is more and more replaced by quantity. This weakens the patent system, as uncountable companies around the world rely on patent quality for product development, freedom to operate and enforcement. 

As a former patent examiner, I know the pressure to deliver on numbers, as patent filings are always increasing. But time is the most powerful adjusting screw for patent quality, so an adequate amount of time and powerful tools are key to ensure a high-quality patent examination process.”