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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

New Swedish PRV search service includes SPCs

PRV, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, has announced a new online service. The Swedish Patent Database is a free search service which covers Swedish patents. Requiring no login, the database covers not just Swedish patents and published patent applications but also European patents validated in Sweden, EP applications published under §88 of the Swedish Patents Act, granted EP patents whwhich designate Sweden (these are searchable in the database for six months from the EPO’s grant date), Supplementary Protection Certificates and their extensions.

The database, which is updated every night, offers access to searchable full text for all patent documents, as well as bibliographic data, information about classification, status, fees and registration, and links to File Inspection. The website adds:
"A Supplementary protection certificate search makes it possible to search through applications for supplementary protection certificate as well as granted SPC’s and extension of SPCs".

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