Intellectual property services
The Oil Shale Competence Center offers services in the field of Intellectual Property (IP):
- sectoral patent retrieval,
- monitoring of technology,
- firm search and monitoring of competitors,
- patent information search and know-how survey,
- industrial property legal protection consultations.
IP-service is definitely needed at the beginning of the development of new solutions:
- in order to avoid unnecessary costs and to obtain a perfect overview of state of the art of engineering and know-how, already in the early stage of applying for the legal protection,
- to make clear what solutions have been developed already elsewhere in the world and whether your idea or a new solution has not been previously protected by someone else,
- to select the closest prototypes for the solution from the available information arrays need for emphasizing the novelty and specificity of its solution in the claims.
Why IP should be ordered just from us?
- We are the only one in the region, who offers IP consultancy and patent retrieval.
- We would like to facilitate the development of regional industry.
- Our goal is to contribute to the development of entrepreneurship and innovation in Ida-Virumaa.
How to order and submit an inquiry?
- To draw up an order you should fill in query form in estonian/query form in russian and submit query preliminary information or describe the problem by sending e-mail to IP expert.
- Once the order has been agreed, the order will be formalized and, if necessary, a confidentiality agreement will be concluded.
- As a final result, the patent retrieval report will be submitted to the contracting authority, with copies of full texts of the documents requested.