Use this form to apply for patent protection for an invention. If this is the first time you have applied for a patent, we recommend that you follow this link to find more information and to find the application form. To obtain a patent, the invention must represent a new, technical solution to a problem. You must keep the invention secret before you file your application.

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You can apply as an individual or on behalf of an organisation. If you represent an organisation, you must have the Altinn role Patent, varemerke og design.

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A patent can only be granted for an invention. Processes, products, devices and methods can be patented. A patent gives you sole right to utilise the invention commercially for a limited period. The solution must have technical character, have technical effect and be reproducible. See for more information.
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