Useful links: Understand & succeed with your IPR-goals

For me, it is important to be inspired and informed from more than one place. So I thought that sharing some of my research and tools for PATENTsmarter™ blog posts and courses can help you too.

So, I am building a collection of some of the most valuable links on this page to help you understand intellectual property rights (IPRs) that I came across on the world wide web. You can follow them to dive into details on why IPRs are helpful - and frankly - a must for all entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, and corporate businesses and how they are used.

I started building this list in April 2023, so you can expect it to grow with time and include helpful tools for, e.g., searching in patent or trademark databases.

PATENTsmarter™ Vision

My vision is to make intellectual property rights more accessible and to break down the barriers prohibiting large and small businesses from protecting their assets against copying and other abuses.

PATENTsmarter™ was founded to empower all to protect their hard work, regardless of their educational background, socio-economic status, or budget.

The Mission

The mission is to provide an easy way "in" to IPRs and to create opportunities for growth and learning strategies that are more difficult to come by for others than in-house patent attorneys and IP lawyers by making a wide range of knowledge-building offers on different levels available and accessible.

How it's done

To achieve more awareness and create an environment where learning about this topic I offer general and niche-specific online and in-person courses, webinars, workshops, and 1:1 sparring opportunities, but tailored solutions on a larger scale (e.g., SMEs or corporate businesses).

Who is PATENTsmarter™

I, Gyde Balzer Carstensen, am the sole owner and founder of PATENTsmarter™.

I am a European Patent Attorney, Certified Danish Patent Agent, and Cand. Scient in Natural Sciences; Biomedicine, and I bring over 14 years of IP experience to make my vision about breaking the barriers of learning about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other IPs come true.

Why it's worth it

Why is it worth protecting with IPRs

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OECD/EUPO 2023 report

In this report, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conclude that SMEs whose intellectual property is violated are 34 % less likely to survive after 5 years compared to their counterparts who were not copied.

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ANSVARSFRASKRIVELSE: PATENTsmarter™ er ikke juridisk rådgivning

PATENTsmarter™ er ikke et patentkonsulentfirma og yder ikke rådgivning, hverken juridisk eller andre former for rådgivning.


PATENTsmarter™ er et informations- og uddannelseswebsted, der drives af European Patent Attorneys, herunder specifikt ejeren, grundlæggeren og CEO for PATENTsmarter™, Gyde Balzer Carstensen.

Læs venligst vores Forretningsbetingelser før du bruger de oplysninger, som PATENTsmarter™ tilbyder i shoppen eller på anden måde.


Alle produkter og tjenester, blogs, mentoring (1:1 sparring), skræddersyede løsninger, events, webinarer, workshop m.m., herunder materiale eller indhold, der deles af PATENTsmarter™ , er udelukkende til uddannelsesmæssige og illustrative formål, der har til formål at give en bedre forståelse af loven og dens potentielle muligheder og risici, og kan ikke opfattes som juridisk rådgivning.

En forenkling kan være nødvendig for at forbedre den begrebsmæssige forståelse

Indholdet garanteres ikke for at være korrekt eller opdateret med de seneste nationale eller internationale lovændringer. Nogle gange er begreberne blevet forenklet for at reducere kompleksiteten og sikre en bedre begrebsmæssig forståelse, hvilket betyder, at udvalgte emner eller aspekter kan udelades eller ikke belyses fra alle vinkler.

Brug oplysningerne – men husk at få professionel rådgivning

Det er dit (brugerens) ansvar som virksomhedsejer at sikre, at du kender de juridiske konsekvenser af dine handlinger og derfor også at konsultere en patentadvokat eller juridisk rådgiver, før du handler på baggrund af noget, du har lært eller konkluderet på baggrund af produkter, tjenester og indhold leveret af PATENTsmarter™ .


Selv om PATENTsmarter™ kan hjælpe dig med at strømline dit arbejde og fremhæve muligheder og risici, kan det ikke erstatte rådgivning fra en patentadvokat eller juridisk rådgiver.


Din specifikke situation, forretningsmodel, produktdetaljer, konkurrencesituation og adfærd er nogle af de aspekter, der påvirker din juridiske status, og kan i nogle tilfælde synes at være i modstrid med det, du har lært i f.eks. specifikke PATENTsmarter™.

Forventninger, resultater og succes

PATENTsmarter™ garanterer eller lover ikke specifikke resultater eller resultater for virksomheder eller enkeltpersoner, der deltager i eller bruger produkter eller tjenester, der leveres via denne webside eller tilknyttede tjenester.

Din virksomhed, dit ansvar – husk at søge forretningskritisk rådgivning, før du handler

Alle kan lære med PATENTsmarter™, men resultaterne vil variere og afhænge af sagsspecifikke detaljer, forståelse af det præsenterede indhold, den personlige indsats, der er forbundet med at oversætte det, og rådgivernes kompetence, som forklaret ovenfor.


Hvis du ønsker min praktiske støtte som din rådgiver, kan dette ikke ske gennem PATENTsmarter™. Du kan kontakte mig via min konsulentaftale med Larsen & Birkeholm; men da dette er en helt uafhængig virksomhed, skal du ikke forvente rabatter eller andre fordele som følge af køb af PATENTsmarter™. Jeg tilbyder kun et begrænset antal rådgivningstimer hos Larsen & Birkeholm, så det kan være nødvendigt at kontakte mig i god tid, hvis du ønsker min sagsspecifikke service.

DISCLAIMER: PATENTsmarter™ content is not legal advice

PATENTsmarter™ is not a patent law firm and does not provide legal or any other advice.


PATENTsmarter™ is an informational and educational website operated by European Patent Attorneys, particularly the Owner, founder, and CEO of PATENTsmarter™, Gyde Balzer Carstensen.

Please read our Terms & Conditions before using the information offered in the shop or by any other means by PATENTsmarter™.


All Products and Services, Blogs, Mentoring, Tailor-made Solutions, Events, Webinars, Workshops, and more, including any Material or Content shared by PATENTsmarter™, are for educational and illustrative purposes only, aimed at better understanding the law and its potential opportunities and risks, and cannot be construed as legal advice.

Simplification may be necessary to improve the conceptual understanding

The content is not guaranteed to be correct or updated with recent national or international law changes. Sometimes concepts have been simplified to reduce complexity and to ensure a better conceptual understanding, which means that selected topics or aspects may be omitted or not highlighted from all angles.

Use the information – but remember to get professional advice

It is your (the user’s) responsibility as a business owner to ensure that you know the legal consequences of your actions and, thus, also to consult a patent attorney or legal advisor before you act on anything you learned or concluded based on Products, Services, and Content provided by PATENTsmarter™.


Although PATENTsmarter™ can help streamline your work and highlight available opportunities and risks to consider, it cannot replace seeking advice from a patent attorney or legal advisor.


Your specific situation, business model, product details, competitor situation, and behavior are some of the aspects affecting your legal status and may, in some cases, seem to contradict what you learned in, e.g., specific PATENTsmarter™ courses.

Expectations, results, and success

PATENTsmarter™ does not guarantee or promise specific results or outcomes for businesses or individuals participating in or using Products or Services provided via this web page or associated Services.

Your business, your responsibility – remember to seek critical advice before you act

Any person can learn with PATENTsmarter™, but results will vary and depend on case-specific details, understanding of the content presented, the personal effort involved in translating it, and the competence of advisors, as explained above.


If you want my hands-on support as your counsel, this can not be done through PATENTsmarter™. You can reach out to me through my consultancy agreement with Larsen & Birkeholm; however, since this is an entirely independent business, please do not expect discounts or other perks due to the purchase of PATENTsmarter™ products. I only offer a limited number of counseling hours at Larsen & Birkeholm, so you may need to reach out in good time if you would like my case-specific services.