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  1. Written opinion in the Netherlands

    An invention must be new at the moment the patent is applied for. When you apply for a 20-year patent, you are obliged to request a novelty search. The search report will contain...

  2. Patent attorney in Europe

    Sometimes it is not easy to protect your invention by means of a patent. The invention must be described very precisely in the patent application, which is difficult in the case...

  3. Filing a patent application in Europe

    An application for a European patent may be filed directly with the European Patent Office. The application must fulfill requirements known as formal requirements.

  4. Patent application in Europe: requirements

    In order to be eligible for a patent in Europe, you must have devised a technical invention that complies with 3 material conditions. A technical invention is understood to mean a...

  5. Patent translation in Europe

    A European patent may be validated in the Netherlands by fulfilling the set translation requirements. These requirements can be found in the Patent Act 1995 and the corresponding...

  6. Patent application worldwide: costs

    By following the PCT procedure, your patent can become valid in a large number of countries for a fee of € 4.000 to € 5.000 a year. High costs are incurred from the 3rd year. You...

  7. Filing a patent application worldwide

    An application filed via the PCT procedure comprises a minimum of a completed application form, a description with conclusions and any drawings. The application must be complete...

  8. Novelty search worldwide

    The state of the art is everything that has been made public either verbally or in writing prior to the application being filed. The aim of the novelty search is to ascertain this...

  9. Patent translation worldwide

    If you have started a PCT procedure via the World Intellectual Property Organization, it is only possible to apply for a patent in the Netherlands via the regional phase (the...

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