PATLIB – local access to patent information

PATLIB is an acronym for PATent LIBrary. The European PATLIB network consists of about 320 patent information centres working closely with national patent offices, the European Patent Office EPO, and the EU Intellectual Property Office EUIPO. The national offices of countries that have joined the European Patent Convention appoint the members in the network.

PATLIB centres were created to provide local access to patent information and other related information. In particular, SMEs, private inventors and higher education institutions get access to patent information and to high-quality patent information services via PATLIB centres. They have qualified and experienced staff who offer practical assistance on patents and a variety of other intellectual property rights.

PATLIB centres in Finland

PATLIB centres form an essential part of the provision of patent information in Europe. Together with the national offices, they often function as a first contact point for local end-users of the patent system. In Europe, the PATLIB centres vary a lot when it comes to their size, host organisation, financing, and service profile.

The Finnish PATLIB network has become active again after a few quiet years. The Finnish Patent and Registration Office, the Foundation for Finnish Inventions, invention advisors, and innovation advisors at universities have had a well-functioning collaboration network in Finland since the 90’s. Today, higher education institutions and the Team Finland and Business Finland organisations continue this work.

Helsinki – PATLIB – Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)

PRH – Patent Library and Advisory Services
Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C
FI-00530 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 29 509 5858
Fax: +358 9 6939 5601
Website: www.prh.fi
Email: advice.patents@prh.fi; library@prh.fi

Industrial property rights

  • patents
  • utility models
  • trademarks
  • design protection

Services

  • information searches
  • advisory services
  • statistical analyses
  • training
  • patent clinics
  • library services

Jyväskylä – Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre), Central Finland

ELY Centre, Central Finland
Cygnaeuksenkatu 1
FI-40100 Jyväskylä, Finland
Tel. +358 29 502 4545
Website: www.ely-keskus.fi
Email: jouni.hynynen@ely-keskus.fi

Industrial property rights

  • patents
  • utility models
  • trademarks
  • design protection
  • also: copyright

Services

  • advisory services
  • services to estimate the economic value of inventions
  • services to commercialise inventions

Kuopio – Savonia, North Savo

Savonia University of Applied Sciences – Business Center
Opistotie 2
FI-70200 Kuopio, Finland
Tel. +358 44 785 6990
Website: www.savonia.fi
Email: paivi.vestala@savonia.fi

Industrial property rights

  • patents
  • utility models
  • trademarks
  • design protection
  • also: copyright

Services

  • information searches
  • advisory services
  • user training
  • lectures
  • services to estimate the economic value of inventions
  • advisory services to commercialise inventions

Lehmo – Innowork, North Karelia

Innowork Oy
Punostie 1 B
FI-80710 Lehmo, Finland
Tel. +358 40 502 5450
Email: heikki.rantanen@innowork.fi

Industrial property rights

  • patents
  • utility models
  • trademarks
  • design protection

Services

  • information searches
  • advisory services
  • user training
  • lectures
  • services to estimate the economic value of inventions
  • advisory services to commercialise inventions

Oulu – University of Oulu, North Ostrobothnia

University of Oulu
Pentti Kaiterankatu 1
FI-90570 Oulu, Finland
Tel. +358 40 355 9660
Website: www.oulu.fi
Email: Maarit.Jokela@oulu.fi

Industrial property rights

  • patents
  • trademarks
  • utility models
  • also: copyright

Services

  • reading room and group work rooms
  • information and library services
  • user training
  • lectures
  • advisory services to commercialise inventions, and services to estimate economic potential

The PATLIB network is growing – representatives from higher education institutions in particular will join the network. We will update the contact details as soon as we receive them.

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Latest update 17.03.2020