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On April 17 and October 9, the 2023 edition of the patent voucher scheme opens for applications. The pool is expected to be a total of 5 million kroner, which is distributed equally between the two application rounds. Are you planning to apply for funding for your patent work through a patent voucher? Get our best tips for the application process. The patent voucher scheme is a very popular offer from the Danish government, which gives companies the opportunity to apply for funding to cover the costs related to a patent application.
If you have never been involved in the patent filing process before, you might think that it is simply a matter of filling out an application form. However, this is far from the case, and there is a good reason for that. To obtain a patent you need to define how the invention differs from already known inventions and solutions; at the same time, you must try to define the invention as broadly as possible to obtain the best possible scope of protection. These are two competing criteria, and it is, therefore, necessary to thoroughly analyse the invention, comparing it …
The predicted global food shortage means that players in agriculture must think in new ways to ensure enough food for everyone in the future. The company Healthycrop has found an enzyme that fights fungal infections in cereals and other crops, which could be a game changer for the world’s food producers.
We start with an introductory meeting, where you present your invention; based on that meeting, we will provide recommendations and suggestions on how to proceed. If you already have or can provide figures and a written description of your invention, this can make it easier to begin drafting the patent application; however, this is not a requirement. We can just as easily draw up figures based on photos or a model, and the actual patent application can be written based on your oral explanation or presentation.
The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will most likely enter into force on the 1st of June 2023, but what does this mean for your company? Our Partner Steen Østergaard recommends examining your patent monitoring, to secure the future of your business.
After many years of delays, the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) systems will most likely enter into force on the 1st of June 2023. This new system provides new options for patent owners.
What are the differences between these rights and how do you choose the right one? Patents and utility models protect both the technical function and the mode of action of a product, whereas a registered design protects the appearance of a product. If your product distinguishes itself by its technical function it will be relevant to protect the product with a patent or a utility model.
MEQU: Developing the world’s smallest blood warming device has required years of development and a focus on patenting
The medical device company Mequ has developed a blood warming solution, which ensures that injured people in accidents get warm blood in transfusions, thus avoiding hypothermia. After several years of work, Mequ has obtained a patent for the solution, and more patents are on the way.
“It is not easy to find the areas where you can obtain a patent, but we have done so, thanks to Guardian, says Eva Lidén from BONESUPPORT.”
What exactly is a patent strategy? Many may be in doubt about what the term encompasses.
“Guardian is fully involved in our product development whenever we create something new. They guide us in which approach could be most advantageous if we have two different options and therefore, they are a proper sparring partner for our product development.”
The beginning of the collaboration between MapsPeople and Guardian IP Consulting has been speedy yet thorough, to ensure that MapsPeople could have its patent application prepared before a recent stock exchange listing for the company.
“Guardian understands both the technology and our business”. Verena Simpson has worked with Samplix since before the company was formed and this steadiness is important for Samplix.
Are you at risk of infringing the patent or design rights of others? What do you do if others have patented your invention?
Celvivo has benefitted from the broad team of advisors at Guardian. “David quickly understood both the concept behind our inventions and what is important for our business.”
“It is vital for us to have a qualified IP advisor, who is also focused on the commercial side of our business, not just the IP legal work.”
“It is essential for DISA to have a patent advisor who understands its business.” Learning about the many aspects of IPR has given DISA a more nuanced approach to the subject.
“Guardian is very proactive and at the same time, they are scientists who understand biochemistry and can challenge us. They has an incredibly good understanding of this new technology that we work with.”
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May simple inventions be protected and is it worth it?