Bibliographic data searches include the following:
- Name search: Information about the patents of an owner or inventor.
- Family search: Information about a patent family (i.e. in which countries a patent has been applied for or granted).
- Legal status search: Includes information about whether a patent is, for example, in force or cancelled, and who the current owner is.
If you are interested in patents and patent applications with effect only in Switzerland, or would like a more in-depth legal status search for other countries, please refer to our information sheet on patent register searches.