A wide variety of factors determine the quality of a patent search. We provide you with the maximum possible guarantee by ensuring superior quality at each individual stage. This includes starting with a precise understanding of the search objective so that you are provided with the result you need to be able to make your decisions.
|Location||Bern, Switzerland. ip-search Patent and Technology Searches are a service of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.|
|Data security||As a state institution, we are bound by confidentiality. Exchange of documents via electronic mail boxes (Data Exchange Platform DEP). Encrypted emails.|
|Staff||Around 50 search experts with a university degree, most with a doctorate. Many years of industry experience and trained in patent examination.|
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Foreign languages: Japanese, Arabic, Dutch, Swedish, Ukrainian, Turkish and Portuguese.
|Experience||More than 1800 searches carried out annually, the first online search 30 years ago.|
Quality control (the four eyes principle) for the search objective, search strategy, document selection and search report.
Defined processes for document retention, correspondence and search procedure. Feedback system.
|Databases||More than 300 databases for patent and scientific literature (European Patent Office search system, STN, Thomson Innovation, PatBase, GenomeQuest, SequenceBase, Reaxys).|
|Search services||Freedom-to-Operate Search (FTO), Validity Search, Subject Search, Strategic Patent Analysis, Bibliographic Search as well as Technology Monitoring and Legal Status Monitoring.|
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Fields of technology defined by IPI patent experts now available in PatentSight
Online autumn conference of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts on 30 October 2020.
The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization (AI-SDV) from 5 to 6 October 2020 in Nice (France)
Autumn conference of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts from 24 to 25 October in Bielefeld (Germany)