Parliamentary deliberation


First meeting of the Science, Education and Culture Committee of the Council of States (SECC-S)

At its meeting on 30 January 2023, the Science, Education and Culture Committee started its deliberation on the revision of the Patents Act. It consulted experts from the technology transfer offices of ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne as well as representatives of the Swiss Union of Crafts and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, economiesuisse and scienceindustries.


For its further deliberations, the committee requested more information on various topics, including the provisions applicable internationally and in the European Union. The IPI will now draw up corresponding reports.


The committee will continue its deliberation after the summer break.


Press release (in French)