Expedited examination of patent applications

If you have a particular need for having your patent application processed more quickly, you can send us an application with your grounds for requiring expedited examination.

In which cases can we consider expedited examination?

Examples of justifications: 

  • You are in negotiations with an investor who wants a written opinion before they invest in your invention. 
  • You are in negotiations concerning a licensing agreement. 
  • Others have wrongfully begun to exploit your invention. 
  • You wish to submit an application internationally and need several written opinions before the priority year expires. 

We assess requests for expedited examination on an individual basis. 

How do you apply?

Send the application for expedited examination via Altinn.