Once registered, you can submit as many proposals to us as you wish, using your unique login and password.

Please note: Even though the purpose of Invent With Nokia is to facilitate the submission of new inventions from talented inventors like you, if you have already protected your invention with a patent or patent application, or, if you already own a patent, we are still interested to hear from you.

Your invention is allocated to one of Nokia’s key technology areas. It then moves directly to experts in these areas, who will review your proposal. Their review will tell us whether the invention has potential in Nokia’s business. Even if it does, we may already be aware of solutions that deliver the same benefit, either inside or outside Nokia. These alternative solutions may be superior in some way to your invention, so we’re sure you’ll understand if we don’t wish to proceed further if that’s the case.

Note that at this stage of the submission process, the information you provide to Nokia must be non-confidential.

If we don’t think we can use your invention, we’ll tell you. Unfortunately we won’t always be able to tell you the reasons, for example we may be under obligations of confidentiality to other people.

If our initial review is positive, your invention will be presented to a wider group of business and technical experts. Again there are two possibilities – we may not be able to progress it or (hopefully!) we are excited about your invention and we will want to work with you. We will then ask you to enter into a separate agreement to facilitate the next stage of the process. Nokia and you then agree to keep your invention confidential until a decision is made by Nokia on whether or not to patent your invention. If yes, Nokia will pay you a financial award. If not, the rights of your idea will be returned to you.

We aim to get back to you within four months of your original submission. The timescale after that point will inevitably vary, given the diversity of technologies and solutions we encounter.

The process

  • Registration
  • Submit invention on non-confidential basis
  • Initial review
  • Proceed to enter into confidential agreement between inventor and Nokia OR invention rejection
  • Detailed review
  • Success! Nokia wants to patent your invention OR invention rejection
  • Payment