Learn about patents
The Basic Guide to Patents teaches you about the commercial opportunities associated with patents.
The Basic Guide to Patents is for people who have an invention and want to explore commercial opportunities and find out whether a patent is the right form of protection for them.
Apply for a patent
This guide gives you a comprehensive understanding of the patent system and of what the application process involves. Suggestions and advice.
|90%||PRV receives several thousand applications each year. 40% are granted and close to 90% of these use patent attorneys during the application process.|
PRV has put together a list of important links for those who, for example, work as patent attorneys or IP professionals.
Novelty searchPatent databases
File the patent applicationWeb filing of patent application
Apply in other countries
A library containing examples of common situations that arise in the patent system and involving patent applications.
The PRV School
The PRV School uses videos to teach you about intellectual property and how this can lead to increased profitability. It takes 2–3 hours of independent study.
PRV offers both free-of-charge and paid training programmes on the patent system and how to write a high-quality patent application.
Price list for patents
This is where you will find information about all the fees that relate to the life cycle of a patent and how you can pay your fees.
A novelty search is important in order to ensure that your invention is unique. This is where you will find information about how to conduct a thorough novelty search.
Should I apply for a patent?
Learn about the commercial opportunities of patents and whether a patent is the right form of protection for you.
When I apply
Writing a patent application is complex and requires knowledge. PRV recommends that you get help from a patent expert.
Important to remember
After your application is submitted you need to be aware of important dates, pay the fees and respond to notices on time.