Latest Figures for 2009

In the first quarter of 2009, Nordic Patent Institute received 32 PCT applications, 1 request for an International Type Search (ITS), and 6 demands for a Written Opinion (WO) under Chapter 2.

This is an increase compared to 2008, although still below budget. The number of applications filed during April however, shows a significant increase, and the number of applications for the first four months has now reached 50.

Since January 2009, the Institute has offered Supplementary International Searches (SIS). So far, less than 10 requests for an SIS have been filed worldwide, none of them with Nordic Patent Institute. However, this is a completely new PCT service and it is too early to say how great the demand will be.