Patent family search

We clarify the conditions for patent families. What relates to whom and where is it protected?

With the same patent application as priority, is it possible to get patent protection in many countries, all the patent applications and granted patents form a patent family.

The result

The report from a Patent family search is supplemented with legal status information. When possible and desirable, we can supplement the legal status information with the latest information from the respective national patent office. This legal status gives you important information about the patent's geographical coverage. You can get information about when and where the patent application has been granted a patent and if the patent is still valid. You also get information about the publication stage of the application in each country. Are there any oppositions? For Swedish patent rights, we can even find out about registered pledges.

Our searches

In our Patent family search we find out in which countries a patent is protected. To get as much information as possible about the patent family we use different databases.

The benefit of the service

A Patent family search with legal status gives you the answer if you without hindrance can use an already known invention.

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You order services securely through our online service PRV Information Secure, where you also download your report.

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What does it cost?

You will always get a personal quote on your order. The price depends on the estimated time required to carry out the exact information you need. Hourly price for consultancy services, SEK 1700.

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The delivery time is normally 12 working days. Express delivery options are often available.

Important to know

A Patent family search is based on a publication number. If you do not know that number, we can help you to find it out using the Patent portfolio search.

For contact and questions

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact PRV Consulting.

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Telephone: 08-782 28 00

Additional service: Monitoring services

Please bear in mind that a result from a search reflects the situation of today. However, the patent documentation increases with 10 000’s of newly published patent documents every week, a fact which of course could have an effect on your search result. If you should be in need of continuous information – talk to us and we will prepare a monitoring profile.

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Please observe

We aim to carry out all requests accurately and thoroughly, but due to the extensive amount of information involved we cannot guarantee that the results are always exhaustive.