Terms and Conditions of Use

PatAlert Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Scope

  1. 1.1

    PatAlert is a digital IP intelligence service, provided by AWA ("AWA", "we", "us" or "our"), which provides global surveillance of patents presented in an actionable way. Based on a single public patent, a broad insight to a patent's ecosystem is given.

  2. 1.2

    The PatAlert may be used to (i) find new companies in your technology's ecosystem, (ii) spot, monitor and analyse technology trends, (iii) follow up to 3-5 companies and their patent activity and (iv) find companies and new patents citing your patent portfolio using the citation board.

  3. 1.3

    The data is extracted from the European Patent Office's databases.

  4. 1.4

    These terms and conditions of use (the "Terms") govern the use and access to our PatAlert service. As regards any additional services provided by AWA in connection with PatAlert, such as counselling, the general terms and conditions for AWA shall apply.

  5. 1.5

    By signing up or otherwise using PatAlert or accessing any content or material that is made available by AWA through PatAlert (the "Content") you are entering into a binding contract with AWA and accepting the terms and conditions of the Terms.

  6. 1.6

    If you're using PatAlert on behalf of a company, organization, entity, or brand (a "Brand"), you're agreeing to the Terms on behalf of that Brand. The terms "you" and "your", as used throughout the Terms, apply to both you and the Brand, as applicable. If you use PatAlert on behalf of a Brand, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to bind the Brand to the Terms.

2. Changes to the Terms

From time to time AWA may modify existing terms of the Terms or update these terms with additional terms that apply to the PatAlert. When we make any modifications to the Terms, we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice within the PatAlert or by sending you an email. Such modifications will take effect one month after the date of the notice concerned. You are entitled to object to the modifications within one month of receipt of the notice. Your continued use of the PatAlert after the modifications have been made will constitute your acceptance of the modifications and adaption of the Terms between yourself and AWA accordingly.

3. Using PatAlert

  1. 3.1

    In order to access PatAlert, you must register to create an account. During the registration process, you will be required to provide certain information and you will establish a password. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. AWA reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account.

  2. 3.2

    PatAlert may only be used in accordance with the Terms for the intended permitted use that follows from the general specifications of PatAlert. In addition PatAlert may not be used for illegal purposes or purposes that violate any applicable laws or regulations or for any other purposes that are or may be perceived as illegal, obscene, abusive, libellous, threatening, vulgar or otherwise can be regarded reprehensible.

  3. 3.3

    You must follow any policies made available to you within PatAlert. AWA may investigate, suspend or terminate PatAlert to you at any time if we find your use of PatAlert violates the Terms or any policies.

  4. 3.4

    PatAlert and the Content are the property of AWA's licensors. Except for the rights expressly granted to you in the Terms, AWA does not grant you any ownership of or any other rights to PatAlert or the Content.

  5. 3.5

    All AWA trademarks and domain names, and any other features of the AWA brand are the sole property of AWA. PatAlert is a trademark of AWA Holding AB. The Terms do not grant you any rights to use any such brand features.

  6. 3.6

    By using PatAlert you also accept to, where applicable, comply with the European Patent Organisation's terms and conditions for use of the European Patent Office's Open Patent Services.

4. Your Information

  1. 4.1

    The information you provide us with when using PatAlert is yours. The Terms don't give us any rights to your information except for the limited rights that enable us to offer the PatAlert or otherwise granted by you in the Terms.

  2. 4.2

    You are responsible for that the information you provide us with is accurate, current and complete.

5. Modifying and Terminating PatAlert

  1. 5.1

    Awapatent may at any time, without liability to you, add or remove functionalities or features on the normal course of improving, changing or updating PatAlert.

  2. 5.2

    We may also, without liability to you, at any time suspend or stop PatAlert with at least one (1) month notice prior to the complete shutdown of PatAlert.

  3. 5.3

    Awapatent has no obligation to maintain, support, upgrade or update PatAlert or to provide all or any specific content through PatAlert. Awapatent or the owners of any Content may, from time to time, remove any such Content without notice..