Patents and utility models
A patent is an exclusive right to use an invention commercially as the patent protects the technical principles which are the basis of the invention.
In order for an invention to be patentable, 3 important conditions must be met.
- The invention must be new, which means that the invention must not have been sold, displayed or otherwise published before the application is submitted.
- The invention must have inventive step, which means that it may not be apparent to a person skilled in the art to provide the same solution.
- The invention must be industrially applicable, which means that the invention must result in a technical solution which can be reproduced.
Otello provides highly specialized advice on patents and utility models. We assist with the preparation and filing of patent and utility model applications worldwide. We file applications in Denmark, with the European Patent Office (EPO) and WIPO under the Patent Convention (PCT). In addition, we have an extensive international network to assist us with the national prosecution of your patent application in other countries.
Before a patent application is filed, it is important to determine the optimal application strategy for you and your company. We furthermore recommend that an initial novelty search is carried out in order to provide greater certainty that the application may lead to a patent.