Flexibility

Nordic Patent Institute is a local authority, working constantly for a more flexible and user driven PCT system. As such Nordic Patent Institute represents the voice of Nordic users in all international forums relating to the PCT.

  • Nordic Patent Institute has no backlogs so fast delivery is guaranteed and at the same time provides for more flexibility for communication with the applicant.
  • The applicant receives personal contact with the examiner within the framework of the PCT rules and guidelines and the option of communicating in the Nordic languages.
  • Mandatory reply to Written Opinion within 6 months is not applicable (see EPC Rule 161) which minimizes the risk of having the application being deemed withdrawn.