Apply for a patent in Norway
- 1 Why apply for a patent?
- 2 Check the market
- 3 Get help from a professional
- 4 The invention must be new
- 5 Check the rights of others
- 6 Application process
- 7 Possible obstacles on the way to a patent
- 8 Patent in other countries?
- 9 Examples
- 10 What does it cost?
- 11 Templates
- 12 No Norwegian ID number?
- 13 Applications (drafts and/or filed) and receipts
3. Professional assistance increases your chances
There are strict requirements for what the patent application must contain at the time of filing. There are also strict requirements for deadlines during application processing. A patent agency can help you prepare and write your patent application and they will keep track of the deadlines for you.
Statistics show that only 1 in 10 applicants, who do not use professional help, succeeds in obtaining patent protection. One of the reasons for this is the strict requirements for documenting your invention.
The probability of obtaining a patent is around 5 times higher if the applicant receives professional assistance from a patent agent or attorney with IPR knowledge, versus attempting to file by themselves.
Often, professionals can also help you make better use of your exclusive rights.
For a listing of the various patent offices and what they can do to help you, you can use the advisor database at iprhjelp.no (in Norwegian only).
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