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ip-search newsletter

March 2021


Edition No. 1/2021


Dear Sir or Madam

We would like to keep you abreast of new and interesting topics in the field of
patent and technology searches, which is why we are pleased to send you this


01 New search report – your opinion counts
02 Artificial intelligence in patent searches

03 New bank account for euro payments


01 New search report – your opinion counts


Our search reports have had a facelift. Thanks to streamlined content, you can
quickly grasp key information and easily navigate your way through the report.
The best way to sound out our new report is to take a look at our



The new report format will be officially launched in the summer, but you can
already choose the new format starting in April when you order a search. Once we’ve sent you your report, we’ll ask you for your opinion via a short online survey. We would
appreciate your feedback, and we’ll thank you with a small gift for filling in the


02 Artificial intelligence in patent searches


Everyone’s talking about artificial intelligence (AI), so we tested it to see
whether we could use it in our patent searches. Our initial experience has
shown that AI cannot replace our expertise, but it can support us in the future.
We’ll be sharing our experience of AI at the Patents Conference in Vienna on 4
May 2021.


03 New bank account for euro payments


We would like to take this opportunity to remind our clients to use our new euro
account with Credit Suisse for payments in euros with immediate effect:

Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG
Postfach 3370 CH-3001 Bern

Account: 1462769-02
IBAN: CH94 0483 5146 2769 0200 0
Bank code: 4835
Account holder: Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Stauffacherstrasse 65, CH3003 Bern

Payments to our previous account at Commerzbank are still possible until the
end of June 2021.

Please contact us if you need confirmation of our bank details.


Yours faithfully


Signature Theodor Nyfeler

Theodor Nyfeler

Head of Patent and Technology Searches

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property



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