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How to get funding for costs related to a patent application

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.

How to draft 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 …

How to get a well-drafted patent application suited to your needs

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.

Is your patent monitoring ready for the Unitary Patent?

The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court entered 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.

Unitary Patent (UP) & Unified Patent Court (UPC)

After many years of delays, the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) systems entered into force on the 1st of June 2023. This new system provides new options for patent owners.

Patent, utility model or design?

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.