Patenting the invention



A company’s ability to differentiate itself in the market and create a sustainable competitive advantage is a key factor in business success. Using patents to protect the inventions made by the company’s employees or otherwise acquired by the company based on the scope required by the business is important when these inventions enhance the company’s competitive advantage or are used increase its freedom to operate. A good starting point for patenting is that protecting the invention will create a substantial advantage in the market.

Berggren’s solution for the patenting of your inventions consists of appropriate and up-to-date technological expertise as well as a highly developed service model for global patenting. Our experienced in-house experts handle your affairs comprehensively throughout Europe and the United States. In other parts of the world, we are assisted by our efficient high-quality partner network. We create a customer account team to suit your needs, possessing not only expertise related to technology and patenting but also strong experience in the use and management of IP in business.

Värilä Sakari

Sakari Värilä



About patenting

Patents in general

A patent protects the invention’s technical implementation.

  • A patent can be granted to a product, device, and/or method that is novel, has an inventive step, and solves a technical problem.
  • The object of a patent can also be computer software when the software is a part of a technical solution and in addition is novel and has an inventive step.

Patent protection is based on patent claims and the description and drawings provided to interpret them. Therefore, it’s important that the invention has been defined accurately, taking into account the inventive details, the technical environment and other elements that affect the overall implementation of the invention.

A patent application must be filed before publishing the invention.

Whats included in the cost

The costs of drafting and filing a patent application consist of defining the invention, drafting the application, the official fees of the patent office, and our expert’s service.

A good thing to note is that after filing the patent application the patent office examines the invention’s patentability and typically issues office actions. Reporting and filing responses to these office actions will incur additional costs. After the patent has been granted, possible oppositions (attempts of a third party to cancel the patent) may raise the total cost of the patent. Exchange rates and changes in the official fees can also cause additional costs.

Our patent services

Berggren’s patent team consists of experienced patent attorneys and IP specialists. Our team has the vastest knowledge of various areas of technology in Finland. Alongside our European Patent Attorneys, we have patent attorneys qualified before the Chinese, Russian, German, and US patent offices.

Our patent attorneys will help you to understand the possibilities of protecting your invention. This way you will get appropriate protection and ensure you will benefit from your invention.

  • Together we will consider from your business’ point of view what can and should be protected.
  • We will go through the aspects that affect the protection, such as, the inventive step, technical features, and international dimension.
  • We handle the patent process domestically as well as internationally in the extent required by your business.
  • If your patent is infringed, we will deal with the infringement assessments and defend the patent with expertise.

Our IP specialists will handle the formalities of the patenting process.

What will happen of don't protect your invention

Everything you have invested in your invention might benefit your competitor because they can copy your solution and use it in their own business.

Only by having a granted patent can you prohibit exploitation of your invention professionally.



We offer you a 24/7 possibility to estimate the costs of a patent application for your invention in various countries around the world.

By using the eBerggren® calculator you will receive an initial cost estimate, after which you can request a more detailed quotation from us. Our experts will determine the scope of patent protection needed based on your current and future business and draft a cost-effective proposal to start the patenting process on your preferred market.


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