What is a patent?
A patent is an exclusive right accorded by society to an inventor to exploit his or her invention commercially.
Patents are also a useful tool to gain access to the latest technical information, as they give a picture of what is going on in research and development worldwide. Patents also give you access to the history of technology.
Do not reinvent the bicycle
You can find bicycles invented by others in our patent databases. Have a look at them first before thinking up improvements to your own – you might save money and speed up your R&D process.
Easier to apply for fast-track patent procedure in 2014
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) – a system which is used by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) – has for several years provided a way to speed up the application procedures between the patent offices concerned. Seventeen patent authorities have now started a Global PPH (GPPH) co-operation to make it easier to use the PPH. For Finnish applicants, the Global PPH offers an opportunity to request speeded-up processing by a further eight authorities.
- Client satisfaction remains high 13.02.2014
- PRH gave an IPR Excellence honourable mention for an activity tracker to Polar Electro Oy 31.01.2014
- European Patent Office closes its account with Nordea Bank in Finland 13.01.2014
- We have changed our name in English 08.01.2014