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Searches and expert opinions (Section 57a of the Austrian Patent Act)

You need a search or an expert opinion for an invention, a process, an object, etc.? Or maybe both?

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Research and expert opinions on the state of the technology

You are working on an innovation? So you may need research on the state of the technology. We can do that for you.

What do you need to give us?

  • a detailed description of your technical item
  • a technical drawing if available

The result is a research on the state of the technology. This will give you insights on whether your technical item is new and innovative.

The report you will receive is a list of relevant non-patent- and patent-literature.

You may request a research online or by submitting Form RE 1a . You don't have to register to submit your request online.

An expert opinion ist a detailed statement on the patentability of your technical item. If you want an expert opinion you will need claims.


Claims are the heartpiece of a patentapplication: The claims define, in technical terms, the extent, i.e. the scope, of the protection conferred by a patent, or the protection sought in a patent application.

You may request your expert opinion online or by submitting form RE 1b . You don't have to register to submit your request online.

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