Nordic Journal

Being a Nordic Patent Institute patent examiner is a career

When performing Patent search services, Nordic Patent Institute uses the expertise of the 150 patent examiners at the Danish and Norwegian Patent Offices. Our examiners are highly educated, with a minimum of a Master’s degree in their technical field, and multilingual in their search capability, with a minimum search fluency in English, German, French, and Scandinavian languages.

However these impressive skills are not the thing that sets them apart and makes them such a valuable asset, it is their experience. The average employment turnover amongst our examiners is between 8-10 years.

So being a Nordic Patent Institute examiner is not just a job, it’s a career.

Why do our examiners stay with us for so long? There are number of reasons, but what our examiners have emphasized is:

Variety of tasks

A typical examiner spends about 60% of his time on different types of authority work (mostly PCT and national applications) and 40% performing various types of individual prior art searches for companies and law firms.

Continuous learning

We make sure that our examiners are always up to date on the latest developments in search tools, databases and the technical developments in their field.

Positive feedback 

The direct communication between our examiners and the customers not only ensures the best quality in the results, it also gives our examiners positive feedback on their work.

How does this benefit our customers?

Our highly experienced examiners are specialists in their technical field. They know the prior art, they know how to identify the most relevant references and they are specialists in using the search tools and the databases. These unique skills can provide useful and valuable services to businesses and IP law firms.
 
If you like more information concerning our examiners and their background, or if you would like a quotation for a specific task, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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