Directory of patent information centres (PATLIB)

PATLIB Centre Vienna

Host organisation:
Name of centre: Patent Attorneys Association, Österreichische Patentanwaltskammer
PO box:
PO box address:
Street: Linke Wienzeile 4/1/Top 9||AT
Postcode / Town: 1060 Vienna
Country: Austria
Website: http://www.oepak.at
Telephone number: 0043 1 5234382
Fax: 0043 1 5234382 15
e-mail: office@oepak.at
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On demand
IP rights covered
Designs
Patents
Trade marks
Utility models
Services
Search services The PATLIB centre carries out IP searches for the public. This service may range from relatively basic bibliographic searches (e.g. for a patent number, an applicant's or inventor's name, or the legal status of an application) to highly sophisticated searches concerning technical areas (state-of-the-art, novelty and infringement searches). Explanatory information, comments and interpretations of the search results may be provided with the search reports.
Provision of intellectual property documentation The PATLIB centre provides copies of IP documents (paper and electronic documents)
Helpdesk services The PATLIB centre provides information on IP procedures, different kinds of IP rights, the requirements for filing an IP application, fees, search possibilities, etc. Legal advice is not included in this service.
IP monitoring services The PATLIB centre provides regular (e.g. weekly, monthly, quarterly) information on newly published IP rights or changes of their legal status. For patents and utility models, the monitoring can be based on IPC (International Patent Classification) profiles and/or competitor names.
Statistical analyses of patent data This service provides information on technical trends and competitors' activities based on statistical processing of patent data.
Assessment of the economic potential of an invention With the help of respective software tools, the PATLIB centre assists in assessing the economic potential of inventions, detecting potential risks and analysing the market situation.
Patent clinics This service is provided in collaboration with local professional representatives (patent attorneys). The role of the PATLIB centre is to co-ordinate bilateral consultancy sessions between the attorney and the client and to provide the necessary information background (e.g. relevant documents and preparatory searches. Legal advice is given solely by the attorney.
IP strategy development With this service PATLIB centres assist their clients in developing and implementing their IP strategies, e.g. what to protect, where and how, with whom to co-operate, etc.

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