CAPRI handles the preparation and the drafting of French and foreign patent applications. The principal technical fields concerned are the following:

• mechanics
• physics
• electricity
• general chemistry
• general electronics
• software
• business methods
• Internet

CAPRI undertakes the filing procedures and monitors the examination procedures until the granting of the patents in the different Patent Offices:

• Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (French Patent Office) in Paris (INPI)
• European Patent Office in Munich and The Hague (EPO)
• World Intellectual Property Office in Geneva (WIPO)
• National Patent Offices in all countries of the world.

CAPRI likewise takes care of the validation and maintenance of patent rights in France and other countries.

CAPRI also handles the post-grant opposition procedures at the European Patent Office and foreign Patent Offices.

CAPRI files hundreds of patents each year on behalf of its clients, a large part of which are in foreign Patent Offices, more particularly in Europe, the United States, Japan, China, India and Brazil. This has enabled CAPRI to acquire solid experience and cutting-edge expertise both in France and abroad.

CAPRI is thus perfectly familiar with every facet of the American patent system whose spirit is markedly different from that of European patent law

Example :
An international company developed a new product to widen its range. CAPRI filed several patents to protect the different technical principles of the product. At the same time, we advised the company to file blocking patents on the possible variants likely to be produced by competitors. We likewise advised it to make provisional applications in the USA to be able to get a technical foothold there as soon as possible.