How do I get a European patent?

Legal status information (i.e. where and whether a patent is valid) for European and Euro-PCT applications is available via the EPO’s free online European Patent Register, where you can also access the publicly available parts of the application file, including the grant stage (and including any opposition/appeal …

What countries does espacenet cover?


  • Belgium.
  • Croatia.
  • Cyprus.
  • Denmark.
  • Finland.
  • Greece.
  • Hungary.
  • Iceland.

How do you find out where a European patent has been validated?

You can see the states that an EP patent has been validated in within PatSnap by going to the Legal tab for that patent, where you will be able to see if the patent is either in-force or inactive.

How much does it cost to do a patent search?

A patent search cost can be anywhere from $100 to $3,000 depending on the complexity of your invention and covers research into existing patents and patent applications. You can use free online tools to do your own search, but an attorney can help you dig deeper.

How do I know if a product is patented?

To find out if an invention has already been patented, you can search the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) patent database. The USPTO is the federal agency responsible for reviewing patent applications and determining whether an invention is unique enough to issue a one.

Can I write my own patent?

You cannot get a patent just based on an idea. You must show how your invention works. In addition, your invention must be new (or “novel” in the parlance of patent lawyers). This means it must be different in some important way from all previous inventions in that field.

How do you register a patent?

For registration of a patent application, a patent application enclosing the specification is to be submitted in the patent office. Patent can be filed by an inventor, an applicant and a registered Patent Agent who is authorized to act on behalf of the Inventor or the applicant.

How do you check for patents?

Visit USPTO online. You can check to see if something is patented on the USPTO website, found here. From the main page of the USPTO website, open the “Patents” tab on the left side of the page. Click “Search for Patents” under the Patent & Tools Links.

How to get an US patent?


  • not merely an idea.
  • Consider whether your invention is commercially viable.
  • Hire a patent attorney.
  • Submit a provisional patent application.
  • Submit the application.
  • Communicate with the USPTO.
  • How to search for patent information?

    Method 1 of 4: Searching for Patents in Individual Countries. Search the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.

  • Method 2 of 4: Using International Search Tools Online. Use the Global Patent Search Network (GPSN).
  • Method 3 of 4: Conducting a Useful Online Patent Search.
  • Method 4 of 4: Working with a Professional.