Here you can find the information you need to prepare and file a patent application. It is important that you do not make your idea public before you have filed your application.

Applying for a patent in Sweden

PRV grants patents for Sweden, so you should turn to us to file a national Swedish patent application. PRV is also an international authority, which means you can use us if you want to pursue a patent in other countries.

Applying for a patent outside of Sweden

If you want to apply for a patent outside of Sweden, there are three different routes:

  • International application (PCT)
  • European patent application (EP)
  • Foreign application (national or regional)

If you are planning to apply for a patent in several countries, it might be best to begin the process with a national Swedish patent application. After filing a Swedish patent application you can wait for a maximum of 12 months, "the priority year", before making your decision on where and in how many countries you want to apply for a patent.

You can read more under Swedish patent application in the menu on the left.

 

Swedish Patent Database
Swedish Patent Application

Not all known technique is patented.

The answer might be found in research articles. Use BiblioteksSök!