Databases at the library

PRV: s library provides access to a wide range of databases covering intellectual property, technical literature and patents.

Intellectual property 

Intellectual property is the law that protects patents, trademarks, design and copyright.

Search for articles and books

Use the discovery service BiblioteksSök to gain access to articles and books specialized in intellectual property. There are both electronic literature, which you can read directly on the premises or printed literature which you can borrow. Books that have been placed in storage can be retrieved directly.

BiblioteksSök (external website)


In our list of journals, you can find an overview of the library's intellectual property journals.

Journals, BiblioteksSök (external website)


Here you can search among our e-books. Please note that to read or download an e-book you need to visit the library to become a registered user. After the registration, you can download it from home.

E-books, BiblioteksSök (external website)

Laws, preparatory material and legal cases

The databases and printed material are all in Swedish and can only be accessed in the library.

Lexpress monitors the courts that make decisions in intellectual property disputes. Here you can find rulings from, among others, the district courts, the courts of appeal, the Patent and Market Court, and the Supreme Court of Sweden. Rulings from the General court of the European Union and the Court of Justice of the European Union are also available.

Lexpress (external website)

Parliamentary documents, Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS), Government official Reports (SOU), and Ministry Publication Series (Ds) are also available in print.

Databases for technical literature and patents

Considering applying for a patent? Find out if your idea is as unique as you think. Browse both our technical literature and patent databases.

Search for technical literature

BiblioteksSök provides access to printed and electronic articles, journals and books – which describe technical innovations in various fields of research. E-books can either be read on the premises or borrowed. Please note that to download an e-book you need to visit the library. Books that have been placed in storage can be retrieved directly.

BiblioteksSök (external website)

Search for patents all over the world

Espacenet provides access to more than 110 million documents from all over the world.

Espacenet, an international patent database

The Swedish Patent Database

Swedish Patent Database provides complete access to Swedish patents, Swedish public patent applications and European patents validated in Sweden. The patent database includes documents from 1885 until present day. Searches can be performed in Swedish and English.

The Swedish Patent Database (external website)

Swedish Historical Patents

The Swedish Historical Patent database contains detailed information about approximately 122,000 patents granted in Sweden between 1746-1945 and approximately 87,000 patentees (both organizations and individuals) and inventors.
The database has been developed by the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University in collaboration with the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV).

Swedish historical patents 1746-1945 (External website)