Nordic Patent Institute

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Nordic Patent Institute
Type Intergovernmental organization
Industry PCT International Searching Authority
PCT International Preliminary Examining Authority
Prior art search provider
Founded July 5, 2006
Headquarters Taastrup, Denmark
Area served Worldwide
Key people Lone Hartung Nielsen
(Director-general)
Grétar Ingi Grétarsson
(Vice-Director)
Borghildur Erlingsdóttir
(Board chair)
Services International Search and examination
Invalidity/Validty Searches
Novelty Searches
Clearance Searches
FTO Searches
Sequence Searches
Landscape Searches
Patent Watch Services
Employees 8 + 150 examiners from DKPTO and NIPO
Website www.npi.int

The Nordic Patent Institute (NPI) is an intergovernmental organisation established by the governments of Denmark, Iceland and Norway.[1] It is based in Taastrup, Denmark.[2] Since January 1, 2008, the Institute acts as Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) authority.[1] As of May 1, 2013, it is, with the European Patent Office and the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, one of the three International Searching Authorities (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authorities (IPEA) available for international applications filed with the Receiving Offices of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.[3][4][5][6][7] It also carries out Supplementary International Searches in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish.[8]

Its two-letter code is XN.[3]

Nordic Patent Institute also performs patent search and analysis on a commercial basis for companies and IP law firms.[9]

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  1. ^ a b History of the Nordic Patent Institute on the official website. Consulted on July 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Contacts page of the Nordic Patent Institute on the official website. Consulted on July 4, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Agreement between the Nordic Patent Institute and the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (as in force from May 1, 2013). Consulted on July 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "PCT Applicant’s Guide – International Phase – Annex C – Danish Patent and Trademark Office". wipo.int. WIPO. 10 January 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "PCT Applicant’s Guide – International Phase – Annex C – Icelandic Patent Office". wipo.int. WIPO. 1 July 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "PCT Applicant’s Guide – International Phase – Annex C – Swedish Patent and Registration Office". wipo.int. WIPO. 17 January 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "PCT Applicant’s Guide – International Phase – Annex C – Norwegian Industrial Property Office". wipo.int. WIPO. 23 May 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "PCT Applicant’s Guide – International Phase – Annex SISA – Nordic Patent Institute". wipo.int. WIPO. 1 May 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Patent Search Services of the Nordic Patent Institute on the official website. Consulted on August 13, 2014.

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