Historical patents now searchable for everyone
Now it is easier to research the history of innovation in Sweden. All patents that were granted in Sweden from 1746 to 1945 have been digitalised and gathered into a searchable database – Historical Swedish patents – in a collaboration between the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV) and Uppsala University.
Fredrik Tell, professor at the Department of Business Studies, is one of the researchers responsible for the project. The search engine will be inaugurated on 20 May by Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt and PRV’s Director General Peter Strömbäck.
The database behind the search engine has been constructed by researchers at Uppsala University, in collaboration with PRV, who have scanned information from registries and payment records at the Swedish National Archives and PRV.
Fredrik Tell, professor at the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University.