We are glad that we can inform you about another award for our law firm. Patpol was awarded in this year’s prestigious IAM Patent 1000 ranking as: Highly recommended, Firms: prosecution.
The IAM Patent 1000 ranking – the World’s Leading Patent Professionals is a leading guide that shows off top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the world.
Importantly, the rankings were prepared on the basis of research and interviews conducted with representatives of leading IP companies and cooperating companies.
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We are very pleased to announce that PhD Eng.. Dariusz Świerczyński, patent attorney and deputy head of the patent department at Patpol, was awarded in the latest IP STARS ranking as PATENT STAR 2021.
The award is more valuable because it was prepared on the basis of objective data prepered by the Managing IP magazine analysts.
We are glad that the knowledge, experience and professional approach to intellectual property protection as well as hard work for our clients have been appreciated.
It’s a pleasure to announce that Magdalena Tagowska, was ranked as one of the world top 250 female patent attorneys in 2021 and also received the “IP Stars 2021” award!
“IP Stars” is an international guide of the best companies and individual specialists dealing with intellectual property protection, published by the prestigious Managing IP Magazine since 1994.
The guide covers a wide range of IP practice areas in over 70 jurisdictions, making it the most comprehensive and recognized ranking in this particular branch.
Validation is, to put it simply, an activation of the right of protection for a patent in the territory of a country being a signatory of the European Patent Convention. Once a European patent has been obtained, it should be validated in the countries chosen by the proprietor, so that the invention is protected in those countries.
In order to validate in Poland a previously obtained European Patent, we have to remember about fulfilling a good number of formal requirements.
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The word “validation” by itself has a few meanings. The Dictionary of the Polish Language defines validation as “the generality of actions performed with the aim of checking the appropriateness, relevance or accuracy of something” .
Wikipedia provides various definitions of this word, depending on the field, in which it is used. For example, validation “in technical science and information technology is the action performed in order to obtain a confirmation, in a documented manner being consistent with the assumptions, that the procedures, processes, devices, materials, activities and systems truly lead to obtaining the pre-planned results.” 
One of online dictionaries of the Polish language provides three definitions of this word. The last of them is very close to our context: “formerly: confirmation, becoming effective” .
Validation of a European Patent means that an invention is protected in the given territory and the proprietor is entitled to use it for making profits. If such patent is infringed, then the proprietor will be able to undertake the relevant actions in order to enforce one?s protection rights, such as bringing action for patent infringement to the court. If a patent is not validated in the territory of a given country, then the invention covered by that patent will not be protected in this territory. What is essential to note, the protection resulting from a European Patent works only in the countries where the validation has been done.