Are you part of a small company in need of financial aid for a patent application?

15 februari 2022

(Information only applicable for inventors located in Denmark)

The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs will open for applications for patent vouchers on the 4th of April and the 3rd of October 2022, where 1.5 million DKK are available in each round.

A patent voucher gives small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) an opportunity to get funding for up to 75% of the costs related to a patent application (max. 75,000 DKK/per year). Your company can thereby secure sufficient funding to acquire competent counseling and drafting of a patent application, so you can be certain that your IP rights are secured in the best possible way.

As HØIBERG’s CEO Pernille Winding Gojkovic states: “Patents not only protect your invention, they are a tool for raising capital, they insure the investments made, and protect your future production – if the patent process is handled correctly from the beginning”. As an applicant, it is a necessity that your company can fulfill the following requirements:

  • The company must be an SME (small or medium-sized enterprise)
  • The company must have an active CVR-number
  • The company must have completed an IP-check, which is provided by the local “Erhvervshus” free of charge.

Your company can obtain one patent voucher per calendar year and per certificate from the completed IP-check.

Last year there was great interest in the patent vouchers and we therefore recommend all interested companies to start preparing an application well ahead of the deadline. The vouchers are awarded on a first come, first served principle - when the available funding has been distributed, no further applications will be permitted.

HØIBERG is a patent voucher certified supplier, and your company can therefore use the patent voucher to get HØIBERG’s help with e.g. a patentability assessment or the drafting and filing of a patent application.

You can read more about the patent voucher system on The Danish Patent and Trademark Office’s webpage, however, the information is mainly in Danish. So, should you be in need of any information or require help with obtaining either a patent voucher or a patent application, contact Vibeke Bay for a free and non-binding conversation.