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17.05.2016 | IP news

Federal Council publishes report on resale rights

The introduction of a resale right would allow visual artists to receive a share of the proceeds from the resale of their works through art dealers. The Federal Council today adopted a report on this subject, which fulfils a postulate from Council of States member Luginbühl. The report presents various possibilities for the resale right and analyses the economic impact of its introduction. Media...

03.11.2015 |

Patent intelligence – lecture at the IP Service World 2015

Patent landscape analyses give an insight into new fields of technology. They help to identify research priorities and patenting activities in a field of technology, making them a useful tool for research managers, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors and even policy makers.At the IP Service World 2015, Dr. Jochen Spuck, ip-search’s Head of Product Development, explains how patent landscape...

30.10.2015 |

WIPO’s ‘Guidelines for Preparing Patent Landscape Reports’ – the basis for patent landscape analyses

A patent landscape analysis helps to take fundamental strategic decisions by analysing patenting activities and highlighting key areas of development. They are therefore a useful tool for development managers, entrepreneurs, investors as well as for policy makers and promoters of innovation.The WIPO has published guidelines on creating and using patent landscapes with the aim of setting a quality...

14.10.2015 |

ip-search invites IP professionals to the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern

ip search is inviting its customers to an exchange of ideas in the Zentrum Paul Klee.We have recently revised the structure and functionality or our search reports, and would like to take this opportunity to show you how you can efficiently use our reports to analyse your freedom to operate.This event is taking place on the morning of 18 November 2015. After lunch, there will also be the...

14.10.2015 | ip-search

Patent searches as aids in product development

When Gyro Gearloose has a problem, he puzzles and tinkers until a functional technical masterpiece is standing in his workshop. Afterwards, the neighbours are amazed at its practical benefits.The starting point of any innovation is the vision. However, is it worth blindly realising an idea for a product without looking beyond the workbench or the lab? Developing a product right up until it is...

02.10.2015 |

ip-search @ the Medtech&Pharma Platform

Medical cluster is a business network of the Swiss medical technology sector. Their Annual Conference 2015 focuses on combining therapeutic and diagnostic procedures adapted to the individual patient. Regulatory aspects concerning new combinations of active ingredients, personalised medicine and e-Health form the key topics.The Institute of Intellectual Property will be represented at the...

25.09.2015 |

EPO Patent Information Conference 2015

From 10 to 12 November 2015, the European Patent Organisation (EPO) will be hosting the annual Patent Information Conference in Copenhagen. In plenary sessions and seminars, strategies and tools for the effective and profitable use of patent information will be introduced and discussed: How can information be linked meaningfully? How can quality be created and recognised in patent...

17.09.2015 | ip-search

London IP Summit: ip-search souligne l'importance de la haute qualité des informations brevets

IP managers, decision-makers and investors will be gathering at the London IP Summit to share information and ideas on innovation, management, IP monetisation and IP strategies. Here, you can find out the latest trends regarding the importance of patents and trade marks for innovative product development and the strategic alignment of your company in the market. Investments are only made in...

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Lecture series ip@6 with Philippe Baechtold "PCT - Developments, challenges and perspectives" - Bern, 13.10.2015

More than 200,000 international registrations are filed every year under the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty). This makes the PCT a unique instrument for protecting innovation. The PCT also generates more than three-quarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s income, making it of great significance not only for users but for the WIPO member states as well. Even though the PCT...

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The Federal Council approves the 'Swissness' legislative amendment and opens the consultation procedure on a draft for an amendment to the 'Swiss Made' Ordinance for Watches

The Federal Council carried out Parliament's mandate on Wednesday and approved the implementing ordinances for the 'Swissness' legislative amendment. In doing so, the Federal Council has fully utilised the legal framework available. It has taken into consideration the legitimate concerns of the industries concerned as well as all substantive recommendations made by the parliamentary committees...