New Patent Search Services at the Hungarian Patent Office
The Hungarian Patent Office have gained many decades of experience in patent searches, whose examiner colleagues posses thorough and continuously refreshing knowledge on application of different patent searching methods and on performing analytical patentability examinations.
The Office, within the frame of responsibility in promoting the intellectual property protection, but beyond its industrial property official procedural duties, offers his allocated expertise to perform patent search services upon agreement, for both domestic and international customers.
The aim of the services of the Hungarian Patent office is to help both companies and private persons to gain the added value information needed to establish well-founded decisions related to patent law and to avoid law infringement risks and needles expenditure. The demand to clarify the patentability situation could arise prior to lodge a patent application, or prior to acquire rights or during enforcement of rights of an already filled application or granted patent, but likewise in everyday business activity when developing, licensing deals, making, using, selling, importing or exporting either a product or a process. An early indication of the patentability could be very important for decision to be taken.
The Office offers evaluative, clearly defined - also for persons less skilled in the patent law - expertises and patentability search results in a continuously widening product range, from which currently we offer the following five services:
- Novelty Search
- Novelty Search with preliminary Patentability Report
- Preliminary Patentability Report
- Validity Search
- Freedom to Operate (FTO) search
The new patent search services are available at the Office from 20th October 2007. The detailed description of available services, contracting conditions, and the information on fees and contacting possibility are disclosed on the homepage of the Office.