Guide for Innovative and Creative Minds


Technical problems

Have you come up against technical problems? Look through the patent literature. Among the millions of patent documents, you can find already made solutions or be inspired to make a solution. Pay attention to patent information in other technology sectors as well.

Have you recently done searches? Searches are only snap shots! Every 30 seconds a new patent is being published somewhere in the world.


  • Millions of patent documents from all over the world are contained in the online database of the European Patent Organisation.

Further information


  • Assisted Patent Searches: Make use of the expertise of one of our patent experts in Bern for a half day: Accompanied by an expert, you search online databases and get a first overview of the state of the art for your idea or invention.
  • Professional searches: A technology and patent search by a specialist can give you information about the state of the art in your technology sector.


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