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A patent puts the patent owner in a monopoly position. A correct definition of the invention and formulation of the claims are crucial for effective patent protection. At Zacco, this is something that we have learnt from 140 years of experience.

Three basic criteria
A patent protection is often the basis for an entire business. Three basic criteria must be met in order for your product or method to be patentable, the invention must:

  • Be novel. It must not be known to the public anywhere in the world before the filing date of the patent application.
  • Involve an inventive step. It must differ significantly from what is known before the filing date of the patent application.
  • Be capable of industrial utilization.

How to apply
To get a national patent, you may file the application at a national Patent Office. The scope of protection is determined by the patent claims. Zacco’s attorneys assure that your patent application is drafted and prosecuted such that your invention gets the best possible protection.

Period of protection
A patent can usually be maintained for a maximum of 20 years. In order for a patent to be maintained, maintenance fees must be paid.

International protection
A patent granted in a specific country is normally valid in that country only. At Zacco we can help you submit a European patent application directly to the European Patent Office (EPO). An alternative procedure is to make use of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) which provides a non-binding assessment in over 140 member states.

Full patent service
We can assist you at any stage of the patenting process. In addition to patent applications, we can handle Novelty searches, check that your product is not infringing the patent rights of others, and monitor the patent portfolios of your competitors. Should somebody infringe your rights, we can assist in negotiations and represent you in court.

Patent Drafting

Drafting a patent application means to define the grounds that all further proceedings will have to stand on. 

Patent Prosecution

A patent puts the patent owner in a monopoly position. A correct definition of the invention and formulation of the claims are crucial for effective patent protection.

Oppositions and Appeals

Success at oppositions and appeals at the EPO can be vital for your patents and it may determine if your patents remain in force.

Patent Litigation Support

With a strong patent litigation team in place, it is possible to both protect market share and extend a product’s life span.

Freedom to Operate

Can you be certain that your new product does not infringe the rights of others? Freedom to Operate (FTO) is a question of risk management.

Landscape Analysis

A landscape search can be a search for patents in a particular technical field, from specific companies or inventors, or based on any other search strategy you can think of

Prior Art Search

A prior art search tries to find descriptions of technical solutions in the patent literature – or in other technical publications

Patent Monitoring

In addition to protecting your own assets, your competitors must be monitored more carefully and at an earlier stage.

Patent Strategy

Being a technological first mover requires a flexible and adaptive strategy for protecting your technological assets.


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Niels Abrahamsen

Niels Abrahamsen

PartnerTeam ManagerPatent Attorney
Nupur Akotkar

Nupur Akotkar

Junior Patent SpecialistPatent Paralegal
Aushik Alavudin

Aushik Alavudin

Patent Specialist
Linda Albertsson

Linda Albertsson

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Vanessa Albrecht

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Fredrik Althoff

Fredrik Althoff

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Michael Andersson

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Kristin Reinertsen  Antwi

Kristin Reinertsen Antwi

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Henrik Aurell

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Torbjörn Axelsson

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Helene Balke

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Subhasmita Baro

Subhasmita Baro

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Eric Barrientos

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Vanessa Bélec

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Peggy Bengtsson

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Marita Berggården

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