Patents

A patent is an exclusive right to use an invention: no one else may use it by producing, selling or importing it without permission from the patent owner.

Conditions for a patent

The invention must be new, inventive and industrially applicable.

Conditions for a patent

We answer your questions

We can help you with your questions about the patent process.

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Costs for patents

We have produced four different examples which illustrate the costs for different companies and their patents.

Fees and payment

Different protections

Patent can be combined with more intellectual property rights.

Learn about the differences between the rights

Swedish Patent Database

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Swedish Patent Database (external website) 

Search services: PRV InterPat

Advanced and customized search services with PRV InterPat.

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This test will help you identify and convert your intangible assets into valuable resources.

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Draw inspiration from others

Allow yourself to be inspired by the way in which other people have utilised their intangible assets and created successful businesses.

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