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Welcome to PatentEnforcerTM, a cost effective insurance solution designed specifically for Small & Medium Enterprises (SME's) to fund the substantial costs involved when enforcing their patent rights, when they are being infringed.
PatentEnforcerTM is an important addition to the armoury of companies seeking to protect their innovations and commercial advantages through patents. As there is NO government assistance or funding for the substantial costs involved when pursuing infringers of patent rights, PatentEnforcerTM pays the fees of the lawyers, patent professionals, experts and court costs, so that you can focus on protecting your markets and not worry about the costs.
PatentEnforcerTM was developed by SAMIAN Underwriting Agency (SAMIAN) and is promoted by insurance intermediaries selected by SAMIAN for their expertise with innovation led companies. SAMIAN are pleased to work with Dahlberg Assurance Agentur a/s to bring PatentEnforcerTM to clients in Denmark.
Why do I need this cover?Much has been written about the importance of patents to support the growth of the knowledge economy. Governmental bodies around the world have been working for some time to increase understanding of the importance of knowledge-based assets (especially patents) for SMEs, as it is no coincidence that the leading economies of the world are also the most prevalent patenting nations.
However, patent owners receive no government or patent office help when faced with having to enforce their patent rights if they are infringed or have the validity or ownership of their patents challenged. The financial burden can be tremendous. An average patent law suit in the United Kingdom can easily exceed DKK 2,500,000 (per side). Add to this the fact that in many jurisdictions you have to pay your opponent's costs if the case is lost (adverse costs), possibly even requiring a payment into court at the start of a dispute. For many, this means risking their entire business, whilst at the same time seeing their innovation "stolen" from under them. How would you fund a DKK 5,000,000 legal action?
PatentEnforcerTM can reduce this burden for many.
With premiums starting from as little as DKK 9,000 per annum, access to justice for Danish patent owners is now available to all*
Invalidity ExtensionAs the volume and complexity of patents increases globally the risk of overlapping rights has become a more acute issue, resulting in more and more patents being invalidated post issuance. In response, PatentEnforcerTM can be extended to include cover for the defence of unprovoked challenges to the title, validity or ownership of your patents.
PatentEnforcerTM applies only to the enforcement of your granted patents and patent applications (once granted), and if extended, challenges to the title, validity or ownership of your patents. Should you have any questions regarding PatentEnforcerTM or wish to insure other Intellectual Property rights or against other risks, such as infringement liability, then contact Dahlberg setting out your queries and requirements.