Validation is, to put it simply, an activation of the right of protection for a patent in the territory of a country being a signatory of the European Patent Convention. Once a European patent has been obtained, it should be validated in the countries chosen by the proprietor, so that the invention is protected in those countries.
In order to validate in Poland a previously obtained European Patent, we have to remember about fulfilling a good number of formal requirements.
Izabella Dudek-Urbanowicz, Managing Director of Patpol, comments in the latest article in daily Puls Biznesu by Dorota Zawiślińska entitled “What will the company gain from the protection of intellectual property?”.
The article informs about the new project of the Polish Patent Office “Intellectual property in your company”, thanks to which small and medium-sized companies can now obtain up to 95% co-financing of the costs of IP consulting services.
In her comment, Izabella Dudek-Urbanowicz emphasized the benefits of the new program, including raising awareness of IP and giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to consult external experts.
However, she indicated that we need more time to evaluate the effectiveness of the project.