Kongliga Patent-och registreringsverket

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The Kongliga Patent-och registreringsverket (Royal Patents & Registrations Agency) was the patent office of Sweden from 1895 onwards. (Sometime between then and now, they may have dropped "Kongliga", Royal; they go by "PRV". "Kongliga" frequently abbreviated to Kongl.)[1]

From 1885–1895 it was the Kongliga Patentbyrån (Royal Patent Office).

Balloonist Salomon August Andrée the chief engineer/examiner at the office from 1885.[2][3]


  1. Historia, PRV.
  2. De Fonvielle, 1885, Les ballons à voile de M. Andrée, p. 125.
  3. P.J. Capelotti, "Andrée, Salomon August", Encyclopedia of the Arctic, ed. Mark Nuttall; Routledge, 2005; pp. 89–90.