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07.07.2022 | Patents, Training, Event

IP@Lunch: Revised Swiss Patents Act – added value?

Date: 13 July 2022 Time: 11.30am – 2pm  Location: ZHAW, St.-Georgen-Platz 2, 8401 Winterthur, Building SW, Room 401 or online (LINK) The revision of the Swiss Patent Act is intended in particular to increase the value of the Swiss patent. For the fully examined patent, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) will in future examine all legal requirements, including novelty...

04.07.2022 | Event, Piraterie

Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2022 Time: 10.00 – 17.00 Location: University of Neuchâtel Topic: More and more companies are jumping on the NFT bandwagon and selling various NFT items. But what actually are non-fungible tokens? Why are Swiss companies using this new technology? And what role can NFTs play in the fight against counterfeiting? The event will...

11.05.2022 | Event, IPI

Conference on intellectual property law – industrial data sharing, 7 June 2022

Join us for our next IP conference on the afternoon of 7 June (CET). The topic is industrial data sharing, with the following top speakers: Prof. Alain Strowel, UCLouvain CRIDES & Université Saint-Louis, Brussels Prof. Christiane Wendehorst, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna Prof. Dev Gangjee, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC),...

14.04.2022 | Patents, Event, IPI

EPO/IPI - invitation to a free public online seminar on patenting topics in green tech

Following positive experiences with earlier events of this type in 2016 (“watch technology”), 2017 (“pharmaceuticals”) and 2019 (“computer implemented inventions”), the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and the European Patent Office are pleased to invite you to a public seminar on patenting issues in the area of “Green Tech”, with particular focus on “battery storage” and on...

01.10.2021 | Event, Partners and initiatives, IPI

How SMEs protect their primary raw material – know-how

Inspiring projects relating to innovation will be presented at the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) in Basel on 18 November. After being held virtually last year, the event will take place in person again in 2021. The conference highlights that innovation is the basis for success, especially in these exceptional times. The forum is an inspiring platform for exchanging ideas, networking and...

30.09.2020 | Event, IPI, Partners and initiatives

Swiss Innovation Forum 2020 to be held as an online festival

Due to the current situation, the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) will not be held as a one-day conference this year, but will take place in virtual form from 17 - 19 November. True to its motto "It's Time To Innovate – NOW", giving up and cancelling is not an option for the leading Swiss innovation conference. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is once again one of the...

24.02.2020 | Law and policy, Event, Training

«CAS IP Law»: Course begins in autumn

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) is launching the certification course CAS IP Law this autumn. The course was developed in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). The goal of the cooperation is to foster knowledge about intellectual property. The IPI supported the ZHAW in the conception of the course and is also providing several experts as...

08.11.2019 | Event

Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally

The second stakeholder discussions on the topic of access to medical products will take place in 2019. The event will focus on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally – Ideas from the Hepatitis C Experience. The IPI is organising this symposium together with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Federal Office of Public Health. The one-day...

18.10.2019 | Event, Patents

Medtech & Pharma Platform 2019 from 24 to 25 October in Basel

“Pharma and medtech innovation in times of societal, technological and regulatory shifts” is the theme of this year’s Medtech & Pharma Platform Annual Conference. The event, which is its sixth anniversary, is taking place from 24 to 25 October in the Congress Center in Basel. The aim of the annual conference is to bring together stakeholders from the life sciences sector to foster cooperation...

20.08.2019 | IP news, Patents, Event

Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions

On 19 September in Bern, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) will host a roundtable on “Patenting procedures relating to computer-implemented inventions.” The free seminar will focus on the patentability of software in Europe. Computer programs are, as such, protected under copyright. However, thousands of patents are granted for...

02.05.2019 | Patents, Event

En route to Ticino – protecting innovation at AGIRE event

How can I protect my innovation? This question will be the focus of a public event on 8 May at the Tecnopolo Ticino in Manno. SMEs, start-ups and representatives from higher education institutes will participate in the event organised by AGIRE (The Innovation Agency of Southern Switzerland) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). IPI experts will provide attendees with...

10.04.2019 | Event

The IPI at the Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva from 10 to 14 April 2019 - why not stop by and see us?

Each year, the International Exhibition of Inventions brings together on average more than 700 exhibitors from 40 countries, with companies, inventors, organisations, as well as private and state institutes exhibiting their inventions. This year, the IPI will again be participating with a stand, so why not stop by and see us?

15.11.2018 | Event

The secret heroes: SMEs as drivers of innovation

Are only start-ups innovative? Do SMEs run out of ideas? At the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is hosting a breakout session on this topic. On 22 November, the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) will take place in Basel. Once again, the main partner is the IPI. The motto of this year’s event is “Surprise” – the key to innovation and growth....

07.03.2018 | Patents, Event

Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich

You are invited to attend our info event on 11 April 2018 at Hotel St. Gotthard in Zurich, where we will share information on the variety of ways in which strategic patent analyses can be used in the daily management of patents.This event, which will be held in German, is aimed at patent attorneys from industry and private practice as well as any other interested persons. You can find further...

14.02.2018 | Event

Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?

On 1 February 2018, we at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property held discussions on innovation, availability and affordability of medical products with a variety of selected stakeholders. The panelists had discussions on how innovation can address various types of diseases and on what is needed to make sure, innovation will not only be available but also affordable for patients. For...

28.07.2017 | Event, Patents

Patents and pharmaceuticals - Public event at the IPI in collaboration with the European Patent Office

A presentation on «Patenting procedures relating to the pharmaceutical field» will be held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) on 7 September 2017. Patent examiners from the European Patent Office and the IPI will be on hand along with a judge from the Federal Patent Court, a patent attorney from a solicitor’s office, and a patent attorney from a large corporation to...

12.04.2017 | Event

Beguiling Appearance – Murky Shadows?

Everyone knows about fake handbags at the beach and replica brand-name sunglasses on the internet. But who is behind such goods? Who gains and who loses by them? And who puts themselves at risk? The STOP PIRACY Association has opened the second season of the special exhibition on counterfeiting and piracy called, “Beguiling Appearance – Murky Shadows?” at the Swiss Customs Museum in Cantine di...