History

Timeline

2000
Feb 2000

Founded

Founded

Uppdragshuset founded – Uppdragshuset was founded by four patent examiners at the Swedish patent office with a vision to deliver smart IPR support for the innovation process, by offering superior search services and intuitive IPR tools.

2001
Mar 2001

Online ordering

Uppdragshuset was the first in the industry to offer on-line ordering, receiving the first online order in 2001.

2004
Feb 2004

ArchiveOnline launched

ArchiveOnline launched

We were pioneers in the field, and one of the first to offer a web-based administration tool, ArchiveOnline. At the time this was a simple system for managing patent information. ArchiveOnline today has achieved its full potential and become a full-featured platform for supporting innovation processes and monitoring flows.

2006
Feb 2006

Nordiska Patent

Nordiska Patent

Launched in 2006, Nordiska Patent was a database of all Nordic patents, searchable in full text. More than 300,000 searches had been carried out on Nordiska Patent with interest both in Sweden and abroad. Nordiska Patent ceased operations in 2015.

2007
Mar 2007

New Office

New Office

During the first few years the business grew, and the number of employees increased. In 2007, the company moved to a new office located in the heart of Stockholm’s Södermalm district.

2011
Feb 2011

Development of AI searching

Swedish innovation agency VINNOVA supported a research study to verify the market use of a decision-support tool to extract and present prior art documents automatically. This study showed a better setting of priorities for inventions in the innovation process leading to reduced costs and a higher quality assurance of decisions. The result was a running prototype tool called AutoMatch.

2013
Feb 2013

Further expansion

Further expansion

A growing reputation led to an increasing interest from European attorney firms. Uppdragshuset started to expand the client base to include international patent attorney firms, getting involved in high profile validity searches. In 2013 the company assisted with several large litigations and provided valuable search results to support clients in challenging their competitors’ patents.

2015
Feb 2015

AutoMatch

AutoMatch

In 2015 AutoMatch, now IPscreener, was launched, it is an AI driven IPR tool to validate innovative ideas by automatically analysing an idea expressed in plain text. It has been continuously developed and upgraded to meet clients’ growing expectations. Today IPscreener has evolved to its 5th generation and has become a powerful tool to help boost the search procedure and improve the quality of the evaluation process.

2017
Feb 2017

Trainee Program

Uppdragshuset established a trainee program to bring in new talent into the patent business. Before that, all consultants at Uppdragshuset had backgrounds in patent office examination. This initiative, with the thought to bring fresh blood and new ways of thinking into the company, turned out to be a huge success. The young talents who joined as trainees have been able to quickly develop and become great contributors to the company.

Nov 2017

IPscreener spinnoff

IPscreener spinnoff

The tool development department was organized into a separate company – AutoMatch Sweden AB. With this re-organization a dedicated focus on the business development of the tools, as well as a standalone legal entity, was achieved.

2020
Feb 2020

Uppdragshuset turns 20

Uppdragshuset turns 20

The team has grown from four former Swedish patent examiners to sixteen people coming from 3 different patent offices, 5 countries, mastering 7 languages, and stronger than ever. The number of offices also increased with the opening of a new office in Berlin during 2020. The Berlin office is a big step to expand company’s physical footprint in the global market.