What is required to obtain a patent?
A number of requirements must be met in order to obtain a patent for an invention. This page provides an overview of which requirements that must be met in an application:
Three requirements for patentable inventions:
What is patentable?
Patents can be granted for technical inventions. Below are a number of examples of what you can patent:
Is it possible to obtain patent protection on software?
A patent can be granted to protect software. It can, for example, be in the form of a patent protecting a medium of software or a method. However, the authorities in Europe formally do not allow patents to be granted on software.